Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band with Horacio “El Negro” Hernández and Sarita Leyva’s Rumberos
Pianist Hilario Durán’s 20-piece Latin Jazz Big Band is joined by special guests, drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernández and Sarita Leyva’s Rumberos, for this Korrner Hall concert!
Havana-born, Toronto-based Hilario Durán is ranked as one of the most important contemporary Cuban pianists and arrangers today. In 2005, he formed his explosive 20-piece Big Band Orchestra with top Canadian and Cuban musicians in Toronto. Recipient of multiple Juno Awards and Canadian National Jazz Awards, he has been nicknamed “Contumbao” for his creative use of the tumbao repetitive bass figures. In this Koerner Hall concert, the musicians will perform Afro-Cuban music and pieces from his most recent recording, Contumbao.