Line-up: Harold López-Nussa, Ruy Adrían Lopez-Nussa & Alune Wade
Born in a musical family, Harold López-Nussa’s performances reveal a mature musician, who has fully integrated his classical training and love of the jazz continuum with his Cuban roots. The pianist gained international attention when he won top honours at the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition in 2005.
He has played at important venues and festivals with outstanding musicians, such as Chucho Valdés, David Sánchez, Horacio "El Negro" Hernández, Christian Scott, Stefon Harris, Elmer Ferrer, Bobby Carcassés and Alexander Brown. He was a band member for Omara Portuondo’s international tours (2008-2011) and a member of Maraca & The Monterey Latin Jazz All-Stars. López-Nussa also composes music for films.
While touring widely with Portuondo, he launched his solo career as the leader of a trio with his younger brother, drummer Ruy Adrían Lopez-Nussa and Senegalese bassist Alune Wade. Wade has performed and recorded with Marcus Miller, Youssou N'Dour and Bobby McFerrin.