The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

Albuquerque's Non-Profit, Member-Supported, Community-Based Performing Arts Center

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

12th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

Time: 6:00pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 5:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: FREE
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Tags: jazz

Multiple Juno Award winner, flutist, saxophonist and pianist, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the U.S and Cuba. She has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and received The Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee, and The Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician, Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking. She has toured the world and as an educator, spokesperson and social activist, she remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence. In 2013, Bunnett created her latest group, Maqueque, comprising some of Cuba's most promising female musicians. They have been turning heads internationally since their self titled debut release in 2014, which received a Juno award for Best Group Jazz Album of the Year. "Maqueque" in the Yoruban language translates to "the spirit of a young girl," which Bunnett says captures the vibe of the group and the song that shares its name. They release their second CD, Oddara in fall 2016 of which LatinJazzNet wrote, Oddara fills the air with intoxicating spirit of joy and electricity... their shape-shifting enthusiasm is contagious."  Maqueque features Jane Bunnett, saxophone & flute;  plus Elizabeth Rodriguez , violin and vocals; Dánae Olano, piano; Celia Jiménez,  bass; Magdelys Savigne, batá drums and congas; and Yissy Garcia, drums.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!