Exciting concert news! Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, one of the most prominent rising stars in Latin jazz, is coming from Havana to perform at Blue Note Jazz Club, as part of Blue Note’s 40th anniversary celebrations. From November 8th to the 10th, Harold López-Nussa is set play a total of six concerts, marking his first New York shows in nearly five years.
Harold will perform with legendary harmonica master Grégoire Maret and renowned bassist Luques Curtis. Grégoire is a Grammy-winning harmonica player who has previously played alongside Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Prince. Luques is an upright bassist who has been featured in the bands of legends like Gary Burton and Eddie Palmieri. Grégoire and Luques will join Ruy López-Nussa, Harold’s brother and longtime drummer to fill out the band.
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.
Cuban Pianist Harold López-Nussa at the Blue Note Jazz Club
Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
• Monday, Nov 8 – 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM
• Tuesday, Nov 9 – 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM
• Wednesday, Nov 10 – 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM
More info and tickets can be found at Blue Note Jazz Club.