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Harold L贸pez-Nussa Trio

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:30pm

Members of the Harold L贸pez-Nussa Trio standing in street
The Harold L贸pez-Nussa Trio

It鈥檚 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鈥攚hose relationship with jazz and other musical forms stays grounded in their native island鈥檚 cultural traditions and daily life鈥攎aintain a unique perspective. They tell a specific story.

Harold L贸pez-Nussa鈥檚 music reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements, as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation and interaction. For 鈥淯n D铆a Cualquiera,鈥 the album that was released in June of 2018, Lop茅z-Nussa sticks to his core trio, with his younger brother Ruy Adri谩n L贸pez-Nussa on drums and percussion, and bassist Gaston Joya鈥攁 group the pianist first convened a decade ago in Cuba.

鈥淭hese are my closest friends and two of the greatest musicians of my generation in Cuba,鈥 he said. 鈥淲e鈥檝e played a lot together through the years, but this is the first time that we鈥檝e toured and recorded as a working trio. When we play to together, something special always happens and I feel comfortable and free, because they know how my music works and where I will go even before I get there.鈥

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To purchase tickets to see The Harold L贸pez-Nussa Trio live in concert at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 18, 2018.

  • Advance Sales/At the Door General: $25/$30
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $20/$25
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & Under & UHH/HCC Students: $12/$17