Harold López-Nussa

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Harold López-Nussa
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Background information
Born(1983-07-13)July 13, 1983
Havana, Cuba
GenresPop, rock, jazz, Latin jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano
LabelsColibrí, Harmonia Mundi, World Village, Mack Avenue
Websitewww.haroldlopeznussa.com

Harold López-Nussa Torres is a Cuban jazz pianist.[1] He lives in Havana's Vedado neighborhood in Cuba and has French ancestry on his grandmother's side.

López-Nussa gave a concert in the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival[2] and recorded with Claude Nobs support, "Sobre el Atelier" in a Swiss studio.

Career[edit]

López-Nussa was born into a musical family in Havana on July 13, 1983. His father, Ruy López-Nussa Lekszycki, and his younger brother Ruy Adrián López-Nussa are drummers and percussionist. His uncle Ernán López-Nussa is a wellknown jazz pianist.[3] His mother, Mayra Torres, was a piano teacher.

He started on piano when he was eight years old, attending the Manuel Saumell Elementary School of Music and Amadeo Roldán Conservatory. After graduating from the Instituto Superior de Artes, he toured with Omara Portuondo. In 2003, he worked with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. Two years later, he participated in a piano contest at the Montreaux Jazz Festival and won first place. He released his first solo album, Canciones, in 2007. He has worked with Leo Brouwer, Gilles Peterson, and Alune Wade, and he has recorded with his father and brother.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • 2007: Canciones (Colibrí)
  • 2007: Sobre el Atelier (Harmonia Mundi)
  • 2009: Herencia with Felipe Cabrera, Ruy Adrián López-Nussa (World Village)
  • 2011: El Pais de Las Maravillas (World Village)
  • 2013: New Day (Harmonia Mundi)
  • 2015: Havana – Paris – Dakar (World Village)
  • 2016: El Viaje (Mack Avenue)[4]
  • 2018: Un Dia Cualquiera (Mack Avenue)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borges Triana, Joaquin (2010-10-25). "Cuban Pianist Harold López-Nussa Feels at Home with Jazz". Prensa Cubana. Archived from the original on 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  2. ^ "HAROLD LOPEZ NUSSA TORRES". Montreux Sounds S.A. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  3. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Harold López-Nussa". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Harold López-Nussa | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 November 2017.