Direct from Havana Cuba, for one night only, the Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio returns to Healdsburg, to perform @ THE 222, Saturday, March 19th, 6:00 & 8:30PM.
After several successful, sold out past performances in Healdsburg, Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio is returning from Cuba for exclusive California performances @ THE 222.
Harold will be performing compositions from his latest album, Te Lo Dije.
"Te Lo Dije is rip-roaring fun, often flying by at a breathless clip. It’s also astonishingly fresh. Though firmly seated in the rhythmic syncopation and interwoven melodies Latin music is known for, the recording is catapulted into new realms with López-Nussa’s fearless sense of stylistic combinations." Downbeat Magazine
One of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene, Harold López-Nussa is a musician with astonishing gifts, combining dazzling technique and an abundance of soul. A classically trained pianist and composer, López-Nussa integrates his love of jazz improvisation with his Cuban roots. The tight-knit group plays with a relentless vivaciousness that "bridges generations and genres," according to Billboard Magazine.
On stage, Harold overflows with expression just like everything which characterizes "feeling" in Cuban music which is savoured with a shot of rum in the ears. Harold Lopez-Nusa is the direct descendent of the great Cuban pianists, Cucho Valdez, Carlos Maza, Roberto Fonseca, pianists who irresistibly make you get up off your seat and dance.
About Harold López-Nussa
The music of pianist/composer Harold López-Nussa reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation and interaction. López-Nussa studied classical piano at the Manuel Saumell Elementary School of Music, the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA). His career gracefully spans styles, from his recording of Heitor Villa-Lobos ́ Fourth Piano Concerto with Cuba’s National Symphony Orchestra to his featured role on the album Ninety Miles, playing alongside jazz stars David Sánchez, Christian Scott and Stefon Harris. Te Lo Dije is the ninth album in a catalogue that includes exquisite classical pieces, mesmerizing solo creations and explosive jazz trio outings.
Ruy Adrian López-Nussa - Drums
Ruy Adrian Lopez Nussahas performed at Carnegie Hall with the Aldo Lopez-Nussa Quartet, and at several European festivals such as: Montreaux, Vienne Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Currently he plays with Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio, Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Quartet, Virtuosos de Cuba and Miguel Nuñez Quintet.
Jose Armando Gola - Bass
Havana, Cuba native Jose Armando Gola studied music at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. He plays both upright and electric bass in various settings, has toured internationally, and performed at many major jazz festivals. Gola has worked with Gonzalo Rubalcaba for the past seven years.