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Aurora Cultural Centre Presents

Amanda Martinez

supported by Eliana Cuevas

Aurora Town Square Performance Hall
50 Victoria Street, Aurora

6:45 pm Doors Open
7:30 pm Show Start

Amanda Martinez is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose music is an original blend of influences from her Mexican and South African roots. Recognized with multiple nominations as Latin Jazz Artist of the Year (Canada’s National Jazz Awards), Best World Music Artist (Canadian Folk Music Awards) and she was the winner of Best World Music Artist (Toronto Independent Music Awards). Her albums have reached the top 10 on iTunes World Music charts. She has headelined the Blue Note jazz club in NYC, entertained at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, hosted Panamania during CBC’s coverage of the Pan American Games in Mexico and Canada. She has also been a guest recording and touring artist of award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook.  

Amanda credits her longtime band for being a huge support to her career. “They are world class musicians who I feel lucky to play with. Each one contributes to our overall sound.” Her band features her long time guitarist and now-producer Kevin Laliberté, husband/bassist Drew Birston, and Cuban Canadians Rosendo “Chendy” Leon (percussion), Alexander Brown (trumpet), Osvaldo Rodriguez (violin) and Pablosky Rosales (tres). She often tours with Mexican bassist Paco Luviano. 

Her latest album Recuerdo, released at a sold-out show at Koerner Hall as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June 2024. An exploration of sensuous Cuban-influenced flamenco rhythms, it is dedicated to the memory of her late father Gustavo, who bicycled to Toronto from Mexico in 1956 and from whom she says, “I got my love of music.” 

Eliana Cuevas is a Toronto-based artist celebrating the nuances and layered elements of traditional Venezuelan music. She won the World Solo Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2018.  “Reina Latina – Canada’s emerging Latin music queen.– 680 News, Toronto 

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The Aurora Cultural Centre participates in the Access 2 Program and supports removing the barriers to arts access for patrons with disabilities and their support persons.  To purchase tickets using an Access 2 card, please contact the Box Office at (905) 841-7529 / (905) 726-4770 or email rleisure@aurora.ca

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