Five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. With Maqueque, Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out several years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. In recent years 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 CD Oddara, and were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll.
Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophone & flute
Joanna Tendai Majoko, vocals
Mary Paz, congas & vocals
Dánae Olano, piano
Tailin Marrero, acoustic & electric bass
Yissy García, drums