South Florida JAZZ, South Florida’s premier jazz organization, presents JANE BUNNETT & MAQUEQUE performance of “South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall” on Saturday, March 17th at 8:00 p.m. on the campus of Broward College in Davie.
The incredible team of saxophonist-flautist Jane Bunnett and her band (“Maqueque”) come to Bailey Hall March 17 at 8 pm, preceded by “Ron’s 15” at 7:45. a brief introduction to the band and the music. Bailey Hall is located on the Broward College campus at 3501 South Davie Road in Davie. They can be reached for info and tickets at baileyhall.org or (954) 201-6884. Tickets are $35-$40-$45; students 25 and under with valid ID $10. All sales final.
“With Maqueque, Canadian Jane Bunnett brings together an all-female band of Cuban all-stars for a sublime synthesis of modern jazz with a Cuban soul.” – Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network
Thirty years! That’s how long soprano saxophonist-flutist Jane Bunnett has been involved with, immersed in, and dedicated herself to the music of Cuba.
The latest chapter in Jane’s excursion is Maqueque, Jane’s exciting, energetic, all-female, all-Cuban sextet. “Everything I’ve done has led up to this group, which is the perfect vehicle for now,” Jane says with pride. Brought together and led by Jane, all of the five players have grown into a tight ensemble and individually blossomed into confident composers. After winning a 2014 JUNO Award (the Canadian equivalent of a GRAMMY) for their eponymously named first recording, the 2017 sophomore release for Maqueque, "Oddara," nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY® for Best Latin Jazz Album, expands upon the Afro-Cuban format established on the first effort, and further exhibits the superb collective talent that comprises this acclaimed, energetic group. Their invitations to two of the most prestigious jazz festivals in 2018, the Newport Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival, also further validate Jane Bunnett as a prominent exponent of Afro-Cuban music optimized for global consumption.
Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by a grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division