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HILARIO DURAN WITH CONTUMBAO
The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival is pleased to present multi-Juno Award winner Hilario Duran as the opening act for the 2022 festival. Internationally recognised as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader of the highest regard, the Cuban-Canadian Duran has been based in Toronto for the past two decades, but his musical heart and soul have remained closely connected to the land of his birth.
Hilario Duran’s ‘Contumbao’ explores the entire spectrum of Cuban music, fully showcasing his diverse stylistic experiences with all his African and Cuban identities. The repertoire represents the return to Hilario’s roots and his ancestors, Afro-Cuban jazz with elements of Bembé 6X8, Güajira and Son Montuno enriched with the Tumbao. The evening also includes the return of the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra to the Winspear stage. Excited to share their big band sounds with Edmonton audiences again, the ensemble is delighted to be able to join Hilario to be a part of his creative vision and in an enhanced live music experience.