Harold Lopez Nussa
Date and Time
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Joe Sample Trio / Harold Lopez Nussa - International Piano Trio Festival! Doors 6pm, Harold Nussa 7.30pm, Joe Sample 9pm, Late Late set: 11pm onwards, Close 3amRonnie Scotts are very proud to launch the International Piano Trio Festival. Set to be a brand new edition to the UKs thriving jazz festival scene it shines a light on one of the most vibrant aspects of the international jazz scene the piano trio. From the days of Art Tatum through to Bill Evans, EST and the Bad Plus, the piano trio has always been at the forefront of new developments in jazz. The Ronnie Scotts International Piano Trio Festival celebrates the piano trio in all its many forms, presenting many of the finest piano trios from around the world, from jazz legends to rising stars.The International Piano Trio Festival plays host to an international jazz heavyweight, the legendary Crusaders pianist Joe Sample. Celebrating his 75th birthday he leads his jazz trio for the first of three nights. Sample who made his name with the Crusaders and as one of the godfathers of fusion is a superb acoustic jazz pianist who first made waves in the bands of Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land in the late 60s before finding international stardom with the hard-bop and then funky fusion outfit the Jazz Crusaders. Expect hard-swinging hard bop and modal improvisations from an iconic figure. Also performing is this intriguing double bill is young Cuban rising star Lopez-Nussa.