Toronto-based Venezuelan singer Cuevas shows remarkable maturity for such a young performer. Besides having a thoroughly engaging voice, she refuses to rely on classic covers, instead writing nearly all the songs on Ventura. These Latin jazz tunes have the typical maracas, shakers and cowbells aplenty to get you moving, but it's Jorge Miguel's nylon-string guitar work that steals the show, most notably on the sublime Luna Llena. Cuevas's Spanish and English lyrics deal with love and nature but steer clear of the cheesy clichés that plague many contemporary jazz singers. She just might be the next Norah Jones. Cuevas launches Ventura at the Glenn Gould Studio Friday (September 24).