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by Rosie G.

March 17, 2024

There was a time when musicians in Cuba could not come to the U.S. to play. All that has now changed., I remember my former boss, Bruce Lundvall then President of Blue Note Records jumping through hoops with the State Department to bring Cuban jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba to the U.S. to play. . Now we have Cuban jazz pianist Danae Olano who is capturing audiences everywhere.

Danae Olano pays homage not only to her Cuban roots and the jazz pianists of her homeland but also to the Masters of Jazz and beyond. At age 7 she started her classical training on the piano. Now living in Toronto, Canada, she has several achievements and is the founder of an all-female group called Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. She has also collaborated with Cuban singer Dayme Arocena. She will debut as a bandleader on her upcoming album, Children’s Corner, released on March 15th. A tour will follow; I’m sure some dates will be here in NYC. Check her out when she comes to your city or town. Support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!

"Children's Corner"

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