Saturday, January 2, 2016

Cuban Piano Legend Hilario Duran - Solo Concert 21 January 2016 at Lula Lounge - Toronto

From a release:

Hilario Duran - Solo Piano Concert
Thursday, 21 January 2016 
at Lula Lounge - Toronto


TORONTO - Chucho Valdés has declared Hilario Durán to be one of the greatest Cuban pianists of the 20th century, calling the Grammy-nominated and JUNO-award winner “an unparalleled pianist and a composer and arranger of the first order.”

Musician of the Year by the Toronto Musicians Association; Vision Award Winner “Premio a la Trayectoria” - Hilario’s formal music training, combined with a deep understanding of traditional Cuban music, as well as a love for jazz, allowed him to play a key role in the integration of Afro-Cuban music and jazz.

Hilario Durán’s original compositions reflect a wide range of influences from jazz (Stan Kenton, Quincy Jones), Latin jazz (Perez Prado, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauzá, Tito Puente, Chico O’Farrill, Chucho Valdés), traditional and modern Cuban melodies and rhythms, Afro-Cuban prayers influenced by gospel harmonies, Latin-American standards, Spanish styles, Flamenco-influenced melodies and Argentinean traditions. In 2005, Hilario formed his explosive Big Band Orchestra with top Canadian and Cuban musicians in Toronto. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear this living legend of Latin jazz performing solo in an intimate setting.

Event Details
Doors Open: 7:00PM / Show Starts: 8:00PM
Admission: $15 advance $20 at the door
Presented By: Lula Music and Arts Centre

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