Harold López-nussa Quartet at Healdsburg Jazz Festival at Paul Mahder Gallery
uploaded this event on April 30, 2019
Two Shows: 7 & 9 PM
Last fall Healdsburg Jazz presented Cuba’s latest piano sensation Harold López-Nussa and his trio at the Paul Mahder Gallery, and there was enough magic to warrant a return engagement as part of the 21st Festival. This time there’s a bonus: the great Cuban trumpeter Mayquel Gonzalez.
By now jazz fans have almost come to take for granted the impossibly talented musicians Cuba exports, almost as if the country has a special factory dedicated to doing exactly this. Since the 1930s Cuban musicians have irrevocably energized U.S. jazz, and the process barely slowed even when the artists had to defect. Harold López-Nussa is comfortably in the ranks of Cuban piano greats like Bebo Valdes, Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and David Virelles. Like these artists, Harold was schooled in both the classical conservatory and the streets, where Cuba’s central rhythmic force, the clave, reigns....