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Women of Latin jazz featured on Jazz Caliente this week

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Rick McGinnis
courtesy of the artist
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

It's Women's History Month, with International Women's Day coming up on March 8. Jazz Caliente features music from some of our favorite Latin jazz women this Saturday.

Women in Latin jazz sing, compose, play piano, drums and percussion, violin, saxophones, clarinet and more.

We'll hear a good cross-section of their work this week, including recordings by Dayme Arocena, Eliane Elias, Entremundos Quarteto, Monika Herzig's SHEroes, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Brenda Hopkins Miranda, Anat Cohen and Ann Reynolds' Clave Gringa.

poster for Jazz Power Initiative's Woman's World Concert
Jazz Power Initiative/Jazz Corner
poster for Jazz Power Initiative's Woman's World Concert

Continue the celebration of Latin jazz women on Sunday, March 6, with a performance by CocoMama, livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube, courtesy of the Jazz Power Initiative.

Cocomama is like a United Nations of female artists: Members hail from around the globe, gathering their influences from far and wide. Latin jazz, salsa, soul, Afro-Cuban and R&B are among the items on the menu whenever they hit the stage.

Their new album is “Woman’s World.”

Cocomama Live@Birdland

Jazz Caliente airs Saturdays at 5 p.m. The show is hosted by Robin Lloyd and produced by KNKX Public Radio.

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Originally from Detroit, Robin Lloyd has been presenting jazz, blues and Latin jazz on public radio for nearly 40 years. She's a member of the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Journalists Association.