WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st
SAXOPHONIST JANE BUNNETT & MAQUEQUE
Multiple Juno Award winner, 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 Grammy Awards, numerous Juno Awards, received a Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal, and most recently Ontario’s Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane 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 bringing her own special sound to numerous JAZZ festivals, displaying her versatility as a tourist, saxophone player and pianist. As an educator, spokesperson and social activist, she remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence! Jane’s debut recording hit the JAZZ world in 1987 with the Stunning Juno nominated “In Dew Time” featuring American JAZZ legends Dewey Redman, Don Pullen and Canadian icon Claude Ranger. Two documentaries have been made about Bunnett’s work. “Spirits of Havana “(2000) National Film Board (NFB) was presented at numerous film festivals internationally, television (CBC, PBS) as well as in Europe. As an educator, spokesperson and social activist, she remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence.
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Thank you to all who helped put on another great
JAZZ @ THE SANDBAR!
Here are a few photos from this season: