Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa will make his U.S. debut with five engagements beginning this Wednesday (June 12) in Santa Cruz, Calif. The tour will also include performances in San Francisco, New York, Baltimore and Cambridge, Mass. Following his U.S. tour, López-Nussa will perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 1. The pianist will perform in duo with his brother, drummer Ruy Adrian López-Nussa. Additionally, López-Nussa is set to release a new album this fall, titled New Day (JazzVillage).
López-Nussa was one of the featured artists on Ninety Miles, a project that , according to a press release, “came together after Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra conducted a five-day residency in Havana, working and performing with students. The album was released on Concord Picante and also featured Stefon Harris, David Sánchez and Christian Scott. Soon after, Harold released his sophomore album, titled El Pais de las Maravillas (JazzVillage).”
June 12 / Kuumbwa Jazz Center / Santa Cruz, CA
June 13 – 16 / SFJAZZ Center / San Francisco, CA
June 18 / Jazz Standard / New York, NY
June 19 / An die Musik / Baltimore, MD
June 21 / Regattabar / Cambridge, MA
** also appearing at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 1 **