According to a recent news release, Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa will make his U.S. debut with five engagements from June 12-21, 2013. The tour, booked by Ted Kurland Associates, will include performances in Santa Cruz, Calif., (Kuumbwa Jazz Center, June 12), San Francisco (SFJAZZ Center, June 13-16), New York (Jazz Standard, June 18), Baltimore (An die Musik, June 19) and Cambridge, Mass. (Regattabar, June 21). Following his U.S. tour, Harold will perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 1. The pianist will perform in duo with his brother, drummer Ruy Adrian López-Nussa. Additionally, Harold is set to release a new album this fall, titled New Day (JazzVillage).
In December 2010, Harold came onto the radar of prestigious booking agent, Ted Kurland (Ted Kurland Associates), who considers Harold to be one of the best young talents coming out of Cuba. The following year, the pianist was one of the featured artists on Ninety Miles, a project that came together after Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra conducted a five-day residency in Havana, working and performing with students. The album was released on Concord Picante and also featured Stefon Harris, David Sánchez and Christian Scott. Soon after, Harold released his sophomore album, titled El Pais de las Maravillas (JazzVillage).