BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Hugh's Room Live - ECPv5.1.5//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Hugh's Room Live X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Hugh's Room Live BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Toronto BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20190310T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20191103T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Toronto:20191110T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/Toronto:20191110T210000 DTSTAMP:20210413T200423 CREATED:20190811T214558Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190904T193619Z SUMMARY:Jane Bunnett and Maqueque DESCRIPTION:Sunday\, November 10\, 2019 | 7:00pm\n\nJane Bunnett and Maqueque\n$25 Advance / $30 Door * \nMAQUEQUE ON THE MOVE \nHow did Jane Bunnett and Maqueque evolve – in less than five years – from a project to support and honor the new generation of young women jazz players and composers\, to a Grammy nominated\, critically acclaimed band that is in demand internationally at major Jazz festivals? \nThis all-female collective is led by veteran jazz icon\, soprano saxophone player\, flautist\, composer and proud Canadian Jane Bunnett. With five Juno awards\, three Grammy nominations and an Officer of the Order of Canada (Canadas highest civilian award) Jane decided to dedicate herself to taking Maqueque to the world. \nWith hard work\, virtuosity and chemistry\, presented to audiences with power and joy\, the dream is alive and thriving! \nTheir third release\, On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme\, is a bold testament to the strength and originality of Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. \n“This band sounds like no other today in Jazz.” – DOWN BEAT magazine\, which voted Jane Bunnett and Maqueque as one of the Top 10 Jazz Groups in its most recent Critic’s Poll. \nPrior to recording On Firm Ground\, the group went from strength to strength touring contantly from Canada’ s Yukon to Colombia\, Brazil\, Cuba and Panama to major US Jazz festivals and clubs including Newport\, Monterey\, Saratoga\, Birdland and Lincoln Center. \nNPRs Jazz Night in America did a one hour feature (“The New Queens of Afro Cuban Jazz”) on Maqueque. \nA New Yorker magazine piece titled “The New Vanguard of Women in Cuban Jazz\,” featuring members of Maqueque\, describes Jane’s role as a mentor and inspiration to this burgeoning scene of young women in Cuba. \nAnd Maqueque’s first two European tours cemented their reputation internationally. \nThere are lots of surprise on the new recording. \nA recent collaborator\, Sacred Steel guitar player and vocalist Nikki D Brown\, comes from the Church and hails from Toledo\, Ohio. \nShe contributes fiery steel and soulful vocals to “On Firm Ground” and melancholy playing and Vocals on “Broken Heart.” \nDayme Arocena (a founding member and inspiration for the group) is full on for this recording and offers her composition “Mysteries of Jane’s House\,” showing how in a few short years she has become one of the bright lights and biggest stars in Afro Cuban Jazz. \nAll the group members wrote a piece for the new recording. \nPianist Danae Olano wrote three compositions and has becomes Jane’s closest collaborator. Her playing and composition skills have blossomed and her pieces represent the heart and soul of this third Maqueque recording. \nOther highlights include three new Jane Bunnett compositions\, including “Monkey See\, Monkey Do” with lyrics by past member Melvis Santa\, who adds her vocals throughout the CD. \nProducer Larry Cramer contributes a stunning take on John Coltrane’s “Moment’s Notice\,” done in a conga style and clocking in just under three minutes. \nDrummer Yissy Garcia is the heartbeat and power that propels Maqueque along\, especially  with new members Mary Paz on percussion and bassist Tailin Marrero\, who adds a beautiful acoustic bass sound. \nAnother surprise is the addition of our newest member\, Joanna Majoko\, an incredibly soulful vocalist whose roots are in Zimbabwe and who immediately connected with the Maqueque groove. \nMaqueque is on the move and I hope you come along for the ride! \nwebsite:\nyoutube: \n* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees \n URL: LOCATION:Hugh’s Room Live\, 2261 Dundas St. W.\, Toronto\, Ontario CATEGORIES:2-Upcoming,Upcoming Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR