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 shifting his focus at age 20 to the fiery Cuban jazz of his homeland. López-Nussa made his mark touring Europe with Buena Vista Social Club vocalist Omara Portuondo before winning the esteemed Solo Piano Contest at the 2005 Montreux Jazz Festival, and recording his first solo piano album, “Sobre el Atelier.”
He has performed at world-renowned venues and festivals such as the Olympia Theater and the anthological New Moring in Paris, Monterey Jazz Festival, Wien Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Marciac Jazz Festival, Oslo World Music Festival, Barcelona Jazz International Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Martinique Jazz Festival, Verona Jazz Festival, Oloron Jazz Festival, Jazz à Viennes, Jazz Standard in New York, SF Jazz, Kennedy Center in DC, Cotton Club in Tokyo among many others.
With his last album, New Day, the rising star refines his style and adds color to his artistic palette; asserting himself as a stylish composer whose technical abilities are matched only by his powerful playing.
López-Nussa is currently touring as a superlative trio comprised of himself on piano and keyboard, his younger brother the phenomenal drummer and percussionist Ruy Adrián López-Nussa, and Senegalese vocalist and bass virtuoso Alune Wade. Combining astonishing gifts and dazzling technique spanning the jazz continuum, the Harold López-Nussa Trio brings an abundance of soul.
Harold López-Nussa - piano
Gaston Joya Perellada - bass
Adrián López-Nussa - drums