Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band Win JUNO Award for “Cry Me A River”

Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big band - Cry Me A River - 2024 Juno Awards Winner


Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band are the winners of the 2024 JUNO Award in the Jazz Album of the Year (Group) category for “Cry Me A River.”

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) celebrated the 53rd Annual JUNO Awards in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The JUNO Opening Night Awards was presented by Music Canada on Saturday, March 23 and the JUNO Awards Broadcast on Sunday, March 24, live on CBC.

On “Cry Me A River” the Celebrated Cuban-Canadian Composer and Piano-Master Hilario Durán leads His 19-Piece ensemble, featuring special guests Paquito D’Rivera and Horacio “El Negro” Hernández in a stellar Big Band recording – the first in 17 Years.

Hilario Durán brings the full scope of his artistry, the depth of knowledge of musical genres in the perfect storm of big artistry on “Cry Me A River.” The nine works on this recording are born of Durán’s Afro-Caribbean cultural topography but are also informed by his gifts for bending tradition and infusing his arrangements with unfettered improvisation.

Through the course of the album the Grammy-nominated and Juno Award-winning Durán actively throws overboard melodic, harmonic, and structural hooks that have become expressively blunted through overuse, building big band charts that bloom in color and texture and atmospheric beauty.

1 thought on “Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band Win JUNO Award for “Cry Me A River”

  1. Mark Meurin says:

    Congratulations Hilario. Phenomenal album.

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