Thursday, May 30, 2013

Harold Lopez-Nussa to make U.S. Debut!

Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa will make his U.S. debut with five engagements from June 12-21, 2013. The tour, booked by Ted Kurland Associates, will include performances in Santa Cruz, CA (Kuumbwa Jazz Center, June 12),  San Francisco, CA (SFJAZZ Center, June 13-16), New York, NY (Jazz Standard, June 18), Baltimore, MD (An die Musik, June19) and Cambridge, MA (Regattabar, June 21). Following his U.S. tour, Harold will perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 1. The pianist will perform in duo with his brother, drummer Ruy Adrian López-Nussa. Additionally, Harold is set to release a new album this fall, titled New Day (JazzVillage)
In December 2010, Harold came onto the radar of prestigious booking agent, Ted Kurland (Ted Kurland Associates), who considers Harold to be one of the best young talents coming out of Cuba. The following year, the pianist was one of the featured artists on Ninety Miles, a project that came together after Wynton Marsalis & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra conducted a five-day residency in Havana, working and performing with students. The album was released on Concord Picante and also featured Stefon Harris, David Sánchez and Christian Scott. Soon after, Harold released his sophomore album, titled El Pais de las Maravillas (JazzVillage)
About Harold López-Nussa
Harold López-Nussa is a child of two worlds. Born into a musical household in Cuba and educated by his French grandparents, Lopez-Nussa took an early interest in classical piano before attending the prestigious ISA School in Havana. At the young age of 20, Lopez-Nussa shifted his focus to the fiery Cuban jazz of his youth, but not without the nuanced, classical touch of his education. Lopez-Nussa made his mark touring across Europe from Verdona and London to Vienna and Paris before winning the esteemed Solo Piano Contest at the 2005 Montreux Jazz Festival and recording his first solo piano album, Sobre el Atelier. 
About Ruy Adrian López-Nussa
Ruy Adrian López-Nussa has the ability, virtuosity and versatility that allowed him to play with the legendary Cuban musicians from the very start of his young career. He has performed not only on the main stages of Cuba but also at the prestigious international events such as Jazz sous les Pommiers, Jazz an Olreans, Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Archeo Jazz, Les Coleurs du Jazz, Jazz Mix, Barranquijazz, Marathon du Jazz, Vortex and Sunside in 2011 as part of the tour Herencia with the trio Lopez-Nussa.