Cuban-born Hilario Duran grew up in Havana in a musical family, and immigrated to Canada in 1998. A giant of Afro-Cuban jazz, Hilario Duran performed with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand and Arturo Sandoval. In his now 4-decade career, Duran has won multiple Junos and Canadian National Jazz Awards.
For his special programme, Hilario will be joined by the Hilario Duran Trio: Hilario Duran (piano), Roberto Occhipinti (bass), Mark Kelso (drums), and by Annalee Patipatanakoon (violin), and Roman Borys (cello), of the Gryphon Trio.
We might call this concert Memories of Lula Lounge because the Gryphons, Hilario and Roberto were the mainstays of our 8-year foray into classical-jazz-world music at Lula Lounge.
Programme will include:
Hilario Duran – Fransisco’s Song
Moises Simons – El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)
Ignacio Cervantes, Manuel – Contradanzas Medley
Saumell, Jose Maria Vitier
With the Trio:
Ernesto Lecuona – Danza Negra
With the guests, Annalee and Roman:
Jelly Roll Morton – The Crave
Hilario Duran – Spain in my mind, New Danzon