Hilario Duran and Friends, Featuring the Duran/Schloss/Mitri Trio and Charanga Danzon

Friday, May 8, 2009 at 8 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle

All ages welcome.
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

A rare opportunity to see Cuban virtuoso Hilario Duran in concert with the Duran/Schloss/Mitri Trio and Seattle s own Cuban music ensemble Charanga Danzon at Town Hall Seattle.

Once the pianist, composer and arranger with Arturo Sandoval s band in Cuba (1981-1990), Hilario 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).

This concert includes the Duran/Schloss/Mitri Trio, with an adventurous musical journey into Afrocuban jazz with live electronics and interactive computer music. Also featured is Charanga Danzon, a fluid ensemble of superb 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. Members of the Trio and Charanga Danzon include Irene Mitri (violin), Andy Schloss (radiodrum, percussion), Michael Nicolella (guitar), Jim O Halloran (flutes), Fred Hoadley (piano, tres), Ben Verdier (bass), Pedro Vargas (percussion), and Francisco Medina, Jr. (percussion).

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