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May 17, 2008

Latin Jazz Master Hilario Duran Tours Canada

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz news, Canada

Hilario Duran

Hilario Duran
Cross-Canada Tour 2008

Multiple Award-Winning Musician Tours This Summer and Fall

Cuban-Canadian pianist and Alma Records recording artist Hilario Duran will set out on a cross Canada tour for the summer and fall of 2008. The Hilario Duran Trio will perform at this country’s major jazz festivals and venues from coast to coast. This is the debut national tour as a leader for Hilario Duran, a multi award winning and internationally acclaimed Cuban-Latin jazz pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator.

The Hilario Duran Trio features the highly acclaimed Canadian musicians, contrabassist Roberto Occhipinti and drummer Mark Kelso. The trio will perform classic Cuban and Latin jazz repertoire including Cuban danzon with essential rhythms from Afro-Cuban music like cha-cha-cha, bemb, mambo, son Montuno and elements of modern jazz.

The Cuban born musician is now based out of Toronto. Duran was recently honoured with a 2007 Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award from Latin Jazz USA for his contributions to Latin jazz and Afro Cuban music. Hilario has also received multiple Juno Awards, multiple National Jazz Awards and is a Grammy nominee. In addition to the Hilario Duran Trio, Hilario leads the 20-piece Hilario Duran & His Latin Jazz Big Band.

Hilario Duran 2008 Tour Dates:

21-Jun-08: Edmonton, AB. Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Maclab Theatre (With The Edmonton Jazz Orchestra)

22-Jun-08: Vancouver, BC. Coastal Jazz & Blues Festival, Performance Works

23-Jun-08: Victoria, BC. Victoria Jazz Society, Hermann’s Jazz Club

24-Jun-08: Medicine Hat, AB. Medicine Hat JazzFest, Esplanade Theatre

25-Jun-08: Calgary,AB New Calgary Jazz Festival, Ironwood Stage

26-Jun-08: Saskatoon, SK .Saskatoon Jazz Festival, The Exchange

27-Jun-08: Saskatoon, SK. Saskatoon Jazz Festival, Amigo’s Cantina

28-Jun-08: Toronto, ON. TD Canada Trust Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival Mainstage, Nathan Philips Square

29-Jun-08: Montral, QC. Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Theatre Gesu

12-Jul-08: Charlottetown, PEI Jazz and Blues Festival, Mainstage

14-Jul-08: Halifax, NS. Atlantic Jazz Festival, Commons Room

16-Jul-08: St. John’s NF. St.John’s Jazz Festival

30-Jul-08: Huntsville, ON. Huntsville Festival of The Arts. The Algonquin Theatre

02-03-Aug-08: Kaslo BC. Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival. Kaslo Bay Park

12-Sep-08: Moncton, NB. Theatre Capitol. Theatre Capitol

13-Sep-08: Fredericton, NB. Fredericton Jazz Festival Playhouse

06-Dec-08: Lasalle, QC. Centre Henri Lemieux

for more info visit www.hilarioduran.com

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