Jane Bunnett And Maqueque

A five-time JUNO Award winner and three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, flautist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett has showcased the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. She has received The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and, most recently, The Premier’s Award for Excellence.

Bunnett and Maqueque, the brilliant all-female Cuban jazz ensemble, have created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. In the last year, they have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, were nominated for a GRAMMY Award for their newest release, Oddara, and, most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll. They performed at TD Victoria International JazzFest in 2014.

Maqueque are: Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophone, flute, Melvis Santa, vocals, percussion, Mary Paz, congas, vocals, Dánae Olano, piano, Tailin Marrero, acoustic, electric bass, Yissy García, drums.

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque - Café Pilon