Five-time Juno Award
winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the
finest musical talent from Canada, the United States and Cuba.
With Maqueque, Bunnett has
created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out
five 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 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
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.