Lopez-Nussa Brothers Cuban Jazz
Harold Lopez-Nussa, Cuban Jazz pianist
Ruy Adrian Lopez-Nussa, drums
Tickets: $15/$10 students
This is a rare performance by native Cuban jazz musicians -- and they are brothers!
“...effortless metrical gymnastics and juggling of polyrhythm and counterpoint, a studied approach to form, awareness of
history, impeccably cosmopolitan taste.” DOWNBEAT
“fresh originals, merging jazz with [Nussa’s] European classical training and the rhythms of his homeland.” JAZZTIMES
“..the scintillating keyboard work on ‘Guarija’ takes off and you know this is not going to be a typical jazz album.” VINYL DISTRICT
HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA is a child of two worlds. Born into a musical household
in Cuba and educated by his French grandparents, López-Nussa took an early
interest in classical piano before attending the prestigious ISA School in Havana.
At the young age of 20, López-Nussa shifted his focus to the fiery Cuban jazz of his youth, but not without the nuanced, classical touch of his education. López-Nussa made his mark touring across Europe from Verona 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.”
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 prestigious international events such as Jazz sous les Pommiers, Jazz an Orleans, 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 López-Nussa.