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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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Oddara

Oddara

Linus Entertainment
2016

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Jane Bunnett and...

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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Dream

Dream

Jane Bunnett
Oddara

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