Sponsored by Ice Miller
LOCATION: The Jazz Kitchen
DATE: Friday, September 14, 2018
COST: $35 main dining room / $45 front row
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A spectacular evening featuring two incredible jazz pianists from the Caribbean. Highly regarded in their home countries, López-Nussa and Micheli are two shining examples of how jazz has permeated the world and been enhanced by other cultures.
HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA – haroldlopeznussa.com
with RUY LÓPEZ-NUSSA & GASTON JOYA
López-Nussa’s new recording, Un Día Cualquiera is a forceful statement from a Cuban musician leading his tight-knit Cuban band, recorded in the U.S. (at WGBH Studios in Boston, Mass.), and influenced by music from both countries in ways that transcend narrow notions of “Latin jazz.” The album nods to classic Cuban composers and musicians but it focuses mostly on pianist Harold López-Nussa’s original compositions and his distinctive trio concept. These compositions are mostly new, save for one or two, such as the opener, “Cimarrón,” which are older pieces reinvented for the present moment.
OSCAR MICHELI TRIO presented by Jazz En Dominicana
Direct from the Dominican Republic, we present one of the country’s most promising pianist, The Ocsar Micheli Trio. featuring Oscar Micheli on the piano, Guy Frómeta on drums and Roberto Reynoso on bass, who combines pan-American-Dominican intimate rhythms with many jazz styles, which in turn result in a sophisticated and warm warmth. elegant mix of sounds, the producer said.
Micheli lastest release uses colors and influences of Caribbean and World Music, mixing the acoustic, the natural with the electronic and synthesized sounds creating new and original sounds for each melody. “Each song is a musical and spiritual dialogue that represents the transformation and the path that will take us to a New World”, concluded Fernando Rodríguez de Mondesert, behind a cigar, one afternoon, a few days ago.