Award-winning Cuban jazz pianist Hilario Durán returns to Lula Lounge for a rare solo performance. Followed by a set of Cuban soul funk fusion with Ade Meyi.
Multi-award-winning Cuban jazz pianist Hilario Durán returns to Lula Lounge for a rare solo concert. Hilario’s performance will be followed by a set of contemporary Cuban funk, soul flamenco fusion with Ade Meyi featuring Zamira La Costa and Tico Riverón.
Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre
Thursday March 12, 2020 – Doors: 6:30 pm, Show starts: 7:30 pm. $20 ADV / $25 at the door. Buy your tickets now.
Reserve for dinner and enjoy the show from best seats in the house!
Please note that dinner reservations guarantee seating so book early and enjoy the show while exploring Lula’s delicious tropical fusion dinner, cockails, wine and beer menus. Reserve online, call 416 588 0307 or e-mail email@example.com. Please note that concert tickets do not include food or drinks.
About Hilario Durán
A recipient of the Louis Applebaum Composers Award and the Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award from Latin Jazz USA, Juno-award winning and Grammy-nominated pianist Hilario Durán has long been considered a leading light on the the Canadian jazz scene. Chucho Valdés has declared Durán to be one of the greatest Cuban pianists of the 20th century, calling him “an unparalleled pianist; composer and arranger of the first order.”
Duran’s work with Jane Bunnett, Paquito D’Rivera and Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, as well as with his trio, jazz quintet, Havana Remembered Orchestra and 20-piece big band have earned him international recognition and lead to many tours across Canada, Europe and the U.S.
Always looking to stretch his creative boundaries, Hilario Durán will perform his original compositions which reflect a wide range of influences including classical, jazz, traditional and modern Cuban melodies and rhythms; Afro-Cuban prayers influenced by gospel harmonies; American standards; Spanish styles, Flamenco-influenced melodies and Argentinean traditions.
This is a rare opportunity to hear this living legend of Latin jazz in Lula’s intimate setting.
Fusing funk, RnB, soul, flamenco and Cuban trova, Ade Meyi is the next generation of Cuban music in Canada. With influences as diverse as Amy Winehouse, X Alfonso, Daniel Caesar, Pablo Milanés, Jamiroquai and Mercedes Sosa, Ade Meyi, meaning “crown of two” in Lucumí, the Yoruba-derived liturgical language of Cuban Santería, features songs by co-leaders Zamira Lacosta and Tico Riveron.
Presented with support from Ontario Creates, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council. and Heritage Canada.