Harold Lopez-Nussa is an up and coming Cuban pianist whose unique style has garnered international attention. As a winner at the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Solo Piano competition in 2005 and a visible figure on the European jazz scene, Lopez-Nussa asserts his own perspective on Afro-Cuban music. He is at the forefront of a fast growing trend of bridging the gap between the old and the new by adding a modern approach.
In his latest album release, El Pais de las Maravillas, he 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.
El Pais de las Maravillas (Spanish for “The Wonderland”) is H. Lopez-Nussa’s second U.S. release. His trio includes his younger brother, drum prodigy Ruy Adrian Lopez-Nussa and bassist Felipe Cabrera. GRAMMY award-winning saxophonist David Sanchez joins the trio on selected tracks.