Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Latin Christmas
December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. + 9:30 p.m.
This all-female collective is led by veteran jazz icon, soprano saxophone player, flautist, composer, and proud Canadian Jane Bunnett. With five Juno awards, three GRAMMY® nominations and an Officer of the Order of Canada, Bunnett decided to dedicate herself to taking Maqueque to the world.
With hard work, virtuosity, and chemistry, the dream is alive and thriving. Their third release, “On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme,” is a bold testament to the strength and originality of Jane Bunnett and Maqueque.
Prior to recording “On Firm Ground,” the group toured constantly from Canada’s Yukon to Colombia, Brazil, Cuba, and Panama, to major U.S. jazz festivals and clubs including Newport, Monterey, Saratoga, Birdland, and Lincoln Center.
In addition to performing music from “On Firm Ground,” Jane Bunnett & Maqueque will play Latin Jazz arrangements of classic holiday songs. The group’s members include singer Dayme Arocena, pianist Danae Olano, bassist Talin Marrero, percussionist, Mary Paz and drummer Yissy Garcia. The newest member is soulful vocalist, Joanna Majoko.
“This band sounds like no other today in jazz.”— Downbeat magazine, which voted in Jane Bunnett and Maqueque as one of the top 10 jazz groups in the 67th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll.