Hilario Duran with Charanga Danzon
A rare opportunity to see Cuban virtuoso pianist/composer Hilario Duran in concert with Seattle's own Cuban music ensemble Charanga Danzon in the intimate setting of Seattle's Chapel Performance Space
Special guest Hilario Duran, pianist, composer, bandleader and arranger, is one of Cuba's greatest virtuoso pianists.
Once a member, composer and arranger with Arturo Sandoval's band (1981 - 1990), Duran is now one of Canada's biggest jazz names, and was named SOCAN composer of the year and Latin jazz artist of the year (2008). In addition, his group, Hilario Duran's Latin Jazz Big Band, was named big band of the year (2008).
Duran's latest releases are New Danzon (2005 JUNO Awards Winner), which has taken danzon to new heights (New Danzon melds the traditional with sophisticated Be-Bop and technical musical mastery), and From the Heart (Alma Records, 2006): "This album is dedicated to all the great Cuban conductors that I have had the opportunity to work with: Rafael Somavilla, Armando Romeu, Adolfo Guzman, Tony Tano, Rembert Egues, and German Pifferrer among others. Dedicated as well to Ernesto Lecuona, Lili Martinez, Antonio Maria Romeu, Peruchin, Richard Eges, Chucho Valdes and all the other great composers, arrangers and musicians of the first order who inspired and pushed me to grow in my career. This recording is a tribute to you."
Charanga Danzon is a fluid ensemble of wonderful Seattle-based musicians led by violinist Irene Mitri, with a repertoire of Cuban music including traditional charanga, son/danzon, cha-cha-cha, classical, and jazz. The group features: Irene Mitri (violin), Jim O'Halloran (flutes), Fred Hoadley (piano, tres), Michael Nicolella (guitar), Andy Schloss (percussion), Ben Verdier (bass), Pedro Vargas (percussion), and Junior Medina (percussion).
Tickets: $20/general, $10/12 and under. Day of show tickets at the door: $25/general, $10/12 and under.
This concert will be repeated on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at the P.T. Young Recital Hall, School of Music, MacLaurin Bldg.
University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
UVIC Ticket Centre (250)721-8480
presented by Global Arts Concerts
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
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