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Occurs on Saturday July 6 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Concert Hall At Victoria Hall
55 King St. W.
Cobourg Ontario K9A 2M2

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The LOFT/Port Hope Jazz presents: Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall at Victoria Hall

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.”

On the recording “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-Cuban 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. This will be the repertoire for this concert along with carefully chosen gems from Hilario's rich recording history.

The LOFT/Port Hope Jazz collaboration have four major concert events planned for Northumberland County and Eastern Ontario in the coming months in addition to an ongoing spirit of collaboration. We are striving to take the local art and entertainment culture to new heights.

Tickets are $44 plus hst and service fee and available at the Victoria Hall Box Office: 855-372-2210

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