Two JUNO Award 2010 nominations for the Hilario Durán Trio album “Motion” (Alma/UniversalRecords). Best Contemporary Jazz album of the Year & Recording Engineer of the Year.
Named #1 Latin Jazz Best Recording of 2010 by Latin Jazz Network.
Grammy nomination in 2007 for his Latin Jazz Big Band album, “From The Heart”, (Alma/Universal Records) featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. Juno Award Winner (Canadian Grammy equivalent) “Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year”.
Won two JUNO and over a dozen National Jazz Awards in Canada
Honoured with prestigious 2007 Chico O’Farrill lifetime achievement award in Miami for his outstanding contributions to Afro-Cuban jazz and Latin Jazz. Awarded “Premio EGREM” for Best Arranger of the Year 1982-83—one of Cuba’s most prestigious music prizes
Performed with Cuba’s legendary “Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna”. Invited by former leader Chucho Valdés to replace him as pianist when he started the famous group Irakere. Arranger, pianist, musical director with Arturo Sandoval for nine years, touring worldwide.
Performed with “greats” Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand, among many others Performed with and studied composition and arranging at Amadeo Roldan conservatory and under the musical directors of some of Havana’s great cabaret and theatre orchestras. Created extensive library of original compositions/arrangements.