Hilario Durán’s “Contumbao” explores the entire spectrum of Cuban music with the authenticity and vibrancy of Durán’s unique musical vision. On this much-anticipated solo release, the multi-JUNO-winning pianist and composer highlights the richness of Afro-Cuban jazz and makes a major contribution to the genre.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
WHERE: Lula Lounge – www.lula.ca
1585 Dundas Street W, Toronto – 416-588-0307
Doors open: 7:00 pm, show starts: 8:00 pm
Admission: $17 in Advance, $20 at the Door
Hilario Durán’s makes a triumphant musical homecoming with his newest album, “Contumbao.” Internationally recognized as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader of the highest order, the Cuban-Canadian has been based in Toronto for the past two decades. However, his musical heart and soul have remained closely connected to the land of his birth.
With his mission to create another compelling entry to his already a rich and rewarding discography, Hilario returned to Cuba last November, to record in Havana’s famed EGREM recording studio, with his long time musical friends such as Chucho Valdes, Horacio “El Negro”, Pancho Amat and more.
For the release, Hilario will be joined by a group of Toronto’s most in-demand musicians; Roberto Riveron on bass, Jay Danley on guitar, Jorge Luis Torres “Papiosco” on percussion and Mark Kelso on drums. Hilario’s return to the recording arena is both welcoming and richly satisfying to the listener.
Enjoy Dinner Before The Show!
Dinner reservations guarantee seating and a great start to the evening. On weeknights, Lula offers our delicious tropical fusion dinner menu à la carte, with appetizers and mains ranging in price from $8 – $38, and each of our house-made desserts priced at $8. Reservations are accepted for those looking to dine with us via the OPENTABLE widget or by calling in to Lula – 416.588.0307. Admission to the show is additional.
Lula’s culinary team has created a distinctive menu that like Lula itself, is decidedly international with a Latin soul that shines through in everything we do.