A scion of an illustrious musical family, the dynamic Cuban pianist HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA is one of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene. Harold gained international attention when he won top honors at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Piano Competition in 2005. After touring widely with the Buena Vista Social Club’s vocalist Omara Portuondo, he launched his solo career as the leader of a superlative trio with his younger brother, the blazing drummer Ruy Adrián. Harold’s performances reveal a mature musician who has fully integrated the obligatory Cuban classical training and the music of his roots with the gravitational pull of the modern jazz continuum that knows no geographic nor ethnic boundaries.
The López-Nussa Trio is picking up steam in 2016 and going forth. They signed a record contract with Mack Avenue Records and have an album release scheduled for September 9th. They have already played the Kennedy Center twice, the San Francisco Jazz Center twice, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival three times. Harold and his trio also played an astounding engagement at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC this past October. They are ready for South Florida JAZZ!
Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County