Awards and Nominations ·
- Musician of the Year – Toronto Musicians Association 2013
- Vision Award – Premio a la Trayectoria 2013
- One of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians 2009.
- World Group Artist of the Year 2008. Hilario Durán as Special Guest of Odessa/Havana.
- Honoured with prestigious 2007 Chico O’Farrill lifetime achievement award in Miami for his outstanding contributions to Afro-Cuban jazz and Latin Jazz.
- Latin Jazz Artist of the Year 2007: Canadian National Jazz Awards.
- Big Band of the Year 2007. Canadian National Jazz Awards.
- Latin Jazz Award of the Year 2006. Canadian National Jazz Awards.
- Canadian JUNO winner 2006. “From the Heart”. Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band for “Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year”.
- Canadian JUNO Winner 2005: “New Danzon” Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year.
- Excellence in Music. Eleventh Annual Canadian Big Big Band Celebration. Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band.
- Premio EGREM for Best Arranger of the Year 1982-83—one of Cuba’s most prestigious music prizes.
- Two JUNO Award 2010 nominations for the Hilario Durán Trio album “Motion” (Alma/Universal Records). Best Contemporary Jazz album of the Year and Recording Engineer of the Year (John “Beetle” Bailey).
- “Motion” Named #1 Latin Jazz Best Recording of 2010 by Latin Jazz Network.
- Eight nominations by the National Jazz Awards: Keyboardist, Pianist, Instrumentalist, Arranger, SOCAN Composer, Big Band, Jazz Album.
- Latin Jazz Artist of the Year 2007. Canadian National Jazz Awards.
- Grammy nomination in 2007 for Best Solo “Paq Man” on Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band album, “From The Heart”, (Alma/Universal Records) featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez.
- JUNO Award 2006 nomination for the Hilario Durán & Perspectiva album “Encuentro en La Habana” (Alma/Universal Records). Best Contemporary Jazz album of the Year.
- Six nominations by the National Jazz award 2006: Musician of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Acoustic Group, Big Band of the Year, Arranger of the Year, Latin Jazz Artist of the Year 2006.
- Hilario Durán & Havana Remembered: Best Global Album 2002.