Harold López-Nussa Trio – Fiery Jazz Cubano

Harold López-Nussa Trio comes to Baur’s for a special night of fiery Cuban jazz. Cuban pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa debut album seems to sway gently like a boat– as if readying for voyage or returning to port – with trumpets and voices whispering memories in your ears. This scene aptly describes López-Nussa’s experiences of traveling throughout the world, yet always finding his way back to his hometown of Havana, Cuba. Music Appreciation Society invites you, your friends, and family to join us at Baur’s for a truly authentic and cultural evening of the sounds of Cuba with the Harold López-Nussa Trio.

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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.”

HLN-2He 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.

Join us at Baur’s on this journey of body and spirit and musical exploration where Harold López-Nussa visits various genres and ideas while staying true to his foundational roots.

Sunday, October 23 :: 7PM
Harold López-Nussa Trio :: Fiery Jazz Cubano
Baur’s Listening Lounge
Dinner reservations: 303-615-4000
1512 Curtis Street
Denver, CO
www.baursmagic.com

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“López-Nussa pushes all musical boundaries in pursuit of this new vision. His uncompromising, innovative compositions combined with spontaneous, percussive improvisation reflect a combination of notable iconic pianists like Chucho Valdes and Chick Corea.” – ELEMENTS OF JAZZ

“…Effortless metrical gymnastics.” DownBeat Magazine

“Fresh originals” – JazzTimes

“Scintillating.” –Vinyl District

 

Links

http://www.haroldlopeznussa.com/en/