JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque at Rochester International Jazz Festival

We heard Jane Bunnet and a Cuban band at the very first Jazz Fest where she played under a tent in the back of the Museum & Science Center. Years later we saw her at MCC with another Cuban band. The stark contrast between the Canadian soprano sax/flute player and the rhythm-first Cubans is what makes this whole thing work. In this case Jane Bunnett & the all female Maqueque didn't all make it to
the Rochester Club Ballroom due to visa problems. Bunnett said she was more than happy to talk about "visa hacking" after the show. The two vocals and percussionists who made it were augmented by an amazing piano player, a five string bass player and a drummer. They pulled the whole thing off beautifully.

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