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Fri, Jul 21


Haliburton Forest Logging Museum

Women of the Forest Concert Series

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Live music at the Haliburton Forest Logging Museum.

Women of the Forest Concert Series
Women of the Forest Concert Series

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Haliburton Forest Logging Museum, 1095 Redkenn Rd, Dysart, ON K0M 1S0, Canada

About the event

More Info and Tickets - Women of the Forest Concert Series 

Five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and  recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the  US, and Cuba. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, received  The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and, most  recently, The Premier’s Award for Excellence. 

With Maqueque, Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in  the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to  record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one  of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. Since 2015, they  have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been  featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, won a Juno Award for their first album, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their second release, Oddara and were nominated for a Juno Award for their latest release, On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme. Most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll.

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 ground-breaking. She has toured the world bringing her own  special sound to numerous jazz festivals, displaying her versatility as a  flutist, saxophone player, and pianist.

Two documentaries have been made about Bunnett’s work: Spirits of Havana by the National Film Board was presented at numerous film festivals internationally, on television (CBC, PBS), and in Europe. A more recent film, Embracing Voices, has been shown at film festivals and is awaiting commercial release.

As an educator, spokesperson, and social activist, JANE remains  unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence.

Maqueque are: Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophone & flute; Joanna  Tendai Majoko, vocals; Mary Paz, congas & vocals; Dánae Olano,  piano; Tailin Marrero, acoustic & electric bass; Yissy García,  drums.

MC will be Tim Hagarty of Jazz at the 45th

Presenting partner is Jazz at the 45th/CANOE FM 

$35/person, $120 for series

Live music celebrating women in music.    

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