LIVE: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, 11/7/16

December 9th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg
(photo: Jon Flanders)

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (photo: Jon Flanders)

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu
Additional photographs by Jon Flanders

Four-time Juno Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee and Officer of the Order of Canada, soprano saxophonist/flautist Jane Bunnett and her band Maqueque played in front of a full house earlier this month at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy.

In support of their new album Oddara, the all-female Afro-Cuban jazz band played rumbas, charangas and Santeria-influenced rhythms, in addition to surprisingly covering a pair of classic American ballads – Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine and Leon Russell’s “Song for You.”

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The audience was dancing in their seats for most of the performance, but finally they were brought to their feet, filling the available space around the venue with plenty of fancy footwork.

A fun evening for all…

GO HERE for more of Rudy Lu’s photographs of the concert
GO HERE to see more of Jon Flanders’ photographs of the concert

Jane Bunnett (photo: Jon Flanders)

Jane Bunnett (photo: Rudy Lu)

Danae Olano

Danae Olano (photo: Rudy Lu)

Celia Jiminez (photo: Rudy Lu)

Celia Jiminez (photo: Rudy Lu)

Elizabeth Rodriguez (photo: Jon Flanders)

Elizabeth Rodriguez (photo: Jon Flanders)