Jane Bunnett

Jane Bunnett has become one of the foremost jazz musicians in Canada, and has gained recognition around the world for her improvising talents, technical proficiency, and writing and band leading abilities. Born and educated in Toronto, she trained as a classical pianist from 1975-78 (attaining Grade 10 Piano Honors), until tendentious forced a switch to woodwinds at the Royal Conservatory. In 1979 she began concurrent studies in jazz at York University, Toronto, inspired by her first exposure to jazz great Charles Mingus and Rahsaan Roland Kirk in San Francisco. This led to studies with pianist Barry Harris, flautists James Newton, Frank Wess and James Moody; then, having heard soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy’s music, she began to focus on that instrument also. A 1991 Canada Council grant enabled her to travel to Paris to begin studies with Lacy.

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
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Justin Time Records
2014
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Cuban Rhapsody
Cuban Rhapsody
Alma Records
2011
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Embracing Voices
Embracing Voices
Sunnyside Records
2009
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Jane Bunnett: Embracing Voices
Jane Bunnett:...
EMI Canada/Blue Note
2008
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Radio Guantánamo: Guantánamo Blues Project Vol. 1
Radio...
Blue Note Records
2006
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Radio Guantanamo: Guantanamo Blues Project Vol. 1
Radio Guantanamo:...
Blue Note Records
2006
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