Harold López-Nussa is one of the flag-bearers of Cuban jazz piano; charismatic and incredibly flexible in his playing. As a classically trained prodigy he chose to play Afro-Cuban jazz and became pianist with diva Omara Portuondo. With David Sánchez, Christian Scott and Stefon Harris he formed the sensational project Ninety Miles. Now he’s back at the BIMHUIS with his working trio. Harold López-Nussa comes from a musical family: his nephew Herman Lopez Nussa is a famous piano player and his father Ray Lopez Nussa is a gifted percussionist. At a very young age Harold already played classical masterpieces with symphony orchestras. He eventually shifted his attention towards jazz and Cuban music. In 2005 he won the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition, where he performed pieces by Keith Jarrett and Wayne Shorter alongside his own compositions. ‘López-Nussa’s single-note grace is akin to Herbie Hancock’s, and his two-fisted attacks are as joyous as Chick Corea’s’ (Downbeat).