Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band have received a JUNO Award Nomination for “Cry Me A River” in the Jazz Album of the Year (Group) category.
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.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the nominees and the next wave of performers for The 53rd Annual JUNO Awards at a press conference attended by industry notables and media inside the CBC’s Canadian Broadcasting Centre, in downtown Toronto. This year’s host, Canadian pop icon Nelly Furtado also made a special surprise appearance to speak with guests and celebrate the 2024 nominees. This year’s winners will be revealed in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada on Saturday, March 23 and The JUNO Awards Broadcast on Sunday, March 24, live on CBC.