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Havana-based composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa is developing a global following, captivating audiences with a relentless vivaciousness that “bridges generations and genres” according to Billboard Magazine. Cuban folk, Afro-Cuban beats, Jazz, and his classical musical training all influence Harold’s signature style of composing and playing.
It’s hard to imagine the U.S. jazz scene without the influence of the many Cuban musicians living here. Yet the musicians who remain in Cuba—whose relationship with jazz and other musical forms stays grounded in their native island’s cultural traditions and daily life—maintain a unique perspective. They tell a specific story.
Un Día Cualquiera, pianist López-Nussa’s second release for Mack Avenue Records, represents this musical vantage point with force and innovation. He tells this story—his story—with drama, heartfelt emotion and consummate skills.
Un Dia Cualquiera, was Most Added on Jazz and College Radio in the U.S. within two days of it’s release. An invite to perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk soon followed. Concerts at esteemed venues including The Kennedy Center and The SFJAZZ Center, and at major jazz festivals like Newport, Monterey, Detroit, and North Sea testify to the growing prestige and audience for this groundbreaking Cuban artist.