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August 14: San Jose Jazz Festival
August 18: Moss Theater Santa Monica
August 20: Yerba Buena Summer Festival San Francisco
August 22: Kuumbwa Center Santa Cruz
2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of Spirits of Havana. Canadian flutist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett traveled to Cuba and immersed herself in the island’s music. Jane Bunnett’s Spirits of Havana, the landmark 1993 album that brought together North American and Cuban musicians in Havana, preceded Buena Vista Social Club by three years. Combining other Canadian musicians with a host of gifted Cubans, guided by senior percussionist Guillermo Barreto on timbales, in a a genuine exploration of what is most distinctive and valuable in Cuban music and the special relationship of its African elements to jazz. Read more about this 2-disc deluxe edition re-issue on latinjazznet.com.
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
2016-2017 Maqueque Embraces The World With International Tours
Brand New CD Coming Out October 14, 2016
US Tour April-May 2016 | World Tour Starting October 2016
“Jane Bunnett and Maqueque… utterly shatters the glass ceiling of Afro Cuban Jazz” Boston Globe, Sep 2014
“Canadian Jane Bunnett continues her tradition of presenting the roots of American music in modern jazz packages that continues to impress and inspire.”
George W. Harris – L.A. Jazz Weekly – May 2015
“The band certainly rose to the occasion on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage, and their combination of joyousness, ferocity and soulfulness prompted sustained calls for an encore. To my surprise, Bunnett and Maqueque played the only encore that I heard at the Chicago festival’s main stage, in defiance of the event’s clockwork precision.”
2015 Chicago Jazz Festival – Peter Hum – The Ottawa Citizen – Sep 2015
“…But it was the performance of Jane Bunnett and Maqueque that was perhaps the biggest success of the weekend… The combination of Cuban percussion, new wave jazz and hints of R’n’B paired against the Canadian flautist and saxophonist was utterly mesmerising… Maqueque embodied all the energy seen on the blues stage, with the refined, more considered approach typical of the jazz hall.”
Jeremy Story Carter – ABC – Nov 2015 – Australia’s Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival