Canadian Juno Award Winning Saxophonist Jane Bunnett Debuts at the Kimmel Center Performing Cuban-Jazz Fusion December 1


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Canadian Juno award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett debuts with her band at the Kimmel Center, performing Cuban- jazz fusion on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 7:30pm in Perelman Theater, as part of the Mellon Jazz Up Close “Goes Global" series. Bunnett began exploring the crossroads between Cuban music and jazz in 1982, inspired by the passion and complexity of the Cuban musical culture during a visit with her husband, trumpeter Larry Cramer. Since then, she has incorporated Cuban musicians into her Toronto based bands, showcasing the finest musical talent from Canada, the United States and Cuba. Dedicated to interpreting the ancient musical traditions from around the world, Bunnett has collaborated with the internationally renowned Cuban piano masters Hilario Duran and Frank Emilio, among others. She has been the recipient of two Grammy nominations, and received the 2006 Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year for Radio Guantanamo Vol. 1.

Canada featuring Jane Bunnett is the second concert in the Mellon Jazz Up Close “Goes Global" series scheduled for the 2007/2008 season. The next concert in the series will be Africa, Richard Bona Band with guitarist Lionel Loueke on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 7:30pm.

Tickets for Canada are $37 and $43, and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at the link below or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

A limited number of $10 tickets are available for every Kimmel Center Presents performance at the Kimmel Center. Tickets go on sale the day of the event and can be purchased at the Kimmel Center box office beginning 2.5 hours prior to curtain time and 11:30am for matinees. Limit one ticket per person.

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