Jane Bunnett & Maqueque/Alicia Olatuja
Multiple Juno Award-winner JANE BUNNETT has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the United States and Cuba. She has been nominated for Grammy Awards and has received an Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and, most recently, the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence.
An internationally acclaimed musician, Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. She has toured the world, bringing her own special sound to many jazz festivals, displaying her versatility as a saxophone player and pianist.
Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” ALICIA OLATUJA has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor.
Olatuja first came to the national spotlight in 2013, while performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz ensemble and recorded her first solo album, Timeless (2014).
Olatuja’s own band has performed at the Jazz Standard, Vermont Jazz Center, Sioux Falls JazzFest, Rockport Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, Monty Alexander Jazz Fest and the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, to name a few.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00pm
Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115