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Harold Lopez-Nussa: from Havana to Indianapolis

Read "Harold Lopez-Nussa: from Havana to Indianapolis" reviewed by Fernando Rodriguez

This interview was translated from Spanish.

Harold Lopez-Nussa's music reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folk and popular elements, as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation and interaction. His trio was invited to play at this year's Indy Jazz Fest in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Harold Lopez-Nussa: El Viaje

Read "El Viaje" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Trentaquattro anni, nato a L'Avana, formazione classica, un interesse per il jazz sorto all'età di diciotto anni e diventato esclusivo negli ultimi dieci, tanto da farlo passare dai festival di mezzo mondo con suoi progetti: questa in sintesi la figura del pianista cubano Harold Lòpez-Nussa, che con questo El viaje torna in patria sia fisicamente (il ...


BRIC JazzFest 2016

Read "BRIC JazzFest 2016" reviewed by Peter Jurew

BRIC JazzFest
BRIC House
Brooklyn, NY
October 8-15, 2016

After a successful debut in 2015, the BRIC JazzFest returned to the BRIC House in downtown Brooklyn, New York, this year with two nights of jazz-related films and a music “marathon" of twenty-seven acts spread evenly over three nights. ...


2016 Detroit Jazz Festival

Read "2016 Detroit Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

2016 Detroit Jazz Festival
Hart Plaza
Detroit, Michigan
September 2-4, 2016

The staging of North America's largest free jazz festival must indeed be some kind of massive undertaking. In the years since artistic director Chris Collins has taken the reins of the festival, there have been many changes, some for the ...


Harold Lopez-Nussa: El Viaje

Read "El Viaje" reviewed by James Nadal

Prodigious pianist Harold López-Nussa has come full circle. With numerous acclaimed recordings, and acknowledged as a seasoned performer on international stages, he returns home and records El Viaje in Havana, Cuba, offering musical insights on the world through his piano. Continuing with his established trio format, which includes his brother Ruy Adrián López-Nussa on drums and ...


Harold Lopez Nussa: New Day

Read "New Day" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Cuba è sempre stata una feconda fucina di talenti jazz, con pianisti del calibro di Gonzalo Rubalcaba e Chucho Valdes. Sulle orme di questi maestri tenta di muoversi il trentenne Harold Lopez-Nussa, già collaboratore di David Sanchez. Le prime due tracce del CD ne riassumono le enormi potenzialità artistiche, talora distratte da sonorità elettriche di più ...


Harold Lopez-Nussa: New Day

Read "New Day" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Havana-native pianist/composer Harold López-Nussa is not an unknown entity. He has released five recordings previous to the present New Day and all before 30 years of age. His is a an assertive Latin Jazz infused with the essence of Western Europe. His training includes the Manuel Saumell and Amadeo Roldán Conservatories, graduating with a specialty in ...


Harold Lopez-Nussa: New Day

Read "New Day" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Following in the footsteps and tradition of Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Roberto Fonseca, Harold López-Nussa is at the forefront of a new generation of Cuban jazz pianists, one that includes Rolando Luna and Marialy Pacheco--fellow winners of the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. López-Nussa's win in 2005 launched an international career that has since ...