Ernán López Nussa & Members Of Preservation Hall Special Concert

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation says
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation continues its series of Cuban jazz concerts with a special appearance by the pianist Ernán López-Nussa.

He will perform at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Friday, October 7. He will perform solo piano and also accompanied by a traditional New Orleans jazz band that includes members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band: clarinetist Charlie Gabriel, trumpeter Mark Braud and tuba player Ronnell Johnson.

Admission is free. No advance registration is required. No reserved seats. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

One of the most renowned musicians, composers and educators in his native Havana, López-Nussa is also a devotee of New Orleans music.

Ernán López-Nussa has built an international reputation on his ability to combine rhythm, lyricism and fusion in an authentic manner. He is a gifted composer, arranger and interpreter, creating music with impressive formal richness and great versatility. Ernán studied classical piano at the prestigious Cuban Institute of Arts, and developed his musical style in the 1980’s when working with Afrocuba, the Cuban school of music. There he came into contact with the talented generation of Cuban musicians that includes Oriente Lopez, Omar and Oscarito Valdes. With this group, Ernán situated himself at the head of the Cuban music vanguard, a phase that peaked when he worked with the famous Cuban singer Sylvio Rodriguez on two releases, “Causas y Azares” and “Oh Melancolia”. He then founded “Cuarto Espacio”, a group that brought together the talents of ex-members of the band “Afrocuba” to create a new jazz sound.

During his solo career, Ernán toured and performed in England at Ronnie Scott’s, at the New Morning in Paris, and tours in Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokio, Rio de Janeiro, Sap Paulo, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Rome, and many other cities around the world.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Ernán López-Nussa perform in New Orleans. It promises to be an exciting evening that showcases the connections between Cuban and New Orleans music.

Produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
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By: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

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