Soprano Saxophonist Jane Bunnett, Pianist Hilario Duran with special guest Candido will be live at The Thompson House Thursday November 15, 2012 at 8pm. Ticket price $25.
Jane Bunnett is an award winning band leader, soprano saxophone and flutist who is widely considered to be one of Canada's top professional musicians. Twice nominated for Grammy awards, multiple Juno award recipient, honored with an appointment to the Order of Canada and an Honorary Degree from Queens University, her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies has been groundbreaking. With a primary focus on Jazz performance and education, Jane has fostered dialogue and understanding between Canada and the isolated Caribbean nation. As a spokesperson and social activist, she remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence.
Grammy nominated pianist Hilario Duran has received several Juno Awards for excellence in music. He has several heralded albums to his credit, including "Motion" and "From The Heart". He toured as the musical director for trumpeter Arturo Sandoval for nine years. He is widely regarded as one of the premier Cuban pianists.
Cuban percussionist Candido Camero won the National Endowment of The Arts Jazz Masters Award in 2008. He was one of the first performers to use the congas in Jazz music. He has played and recorded with Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Wynton Kelly and Grant Green, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Billy Taylor, among many others