Jane Bunnett

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

22 October 1956, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bunnett originally studied classical piano before tendonitis forced her to concentrate on the saxophone and the flute, and she rapidly became one of the finest soprano players to emerge in the 90s. Bunnett is married to trumpeter Larry Cramer, who has appeared on all her recordings since her 1988 debut for Dark Light. Remarkably strong for a first recording, In Dew Time also featured two greats of the avant garde, pianist Don Pullen and tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman. Pullen was a regular on Bunnett’s albums until his untimely death in 1995, and the two recorded an exciting duet set in 1989 that demonstrated not only Pullen’s mastery of free jazz but Bunnett’s fully-formed talent on only her second recording.

Bunnett’s most exciting projects to date have been her recordings with Cuban musicians, Spirits Of Havana and Jane Bunnett And The Cuban Piano Masters. The former was...

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