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Join Us July 15-17, 2016

3 Days of FREE Live Jazz Music

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Celebrated jazz flutist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett has introduced a lot of Great Cuban musicians to North American audiences over the past couple of decades, including Dafnis Prieto, Yosvanny Terry, Pedrito Martínez, and David Virelles. Now she has assembled an exciting new sextet featuring the finest young women musicians in Cuba. Maqueque consists of Jane and virtuoso drummer Yissy García, dynamic percussionist Dayme, Yusa on tres guitar and fretless bass, pianist Danae, and Magdelys on batás and congas. All are great vocalists as well as instrumentalists, and all are in their early 20′s except Yusa who’s a little older. Their blend of hardcore Cuban music with folkloric rhythms and Jazz has a broad appeal, and their live performances are dynamic. Fresh from their 2015 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year: Group, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are currently on their second extensive tour of the US and Canada.