New Orleans' jazz musicians to play in Havana

Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) American jazz musician Jon Cleary and his trio will debut in this capital during two concerts with Cuban pianist Ernan Lopez Nussa, according to organizers.

The leader of Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen band will perform accompanied by guitarist Derwin Big D Perkins, bassist Cornell C. Williams and drummer Jelly Bean, who dabble in the sounds of jazz, funk, rhythm and blues and soul, typical of their hometown, New Orleans.

Both performances, to be held on December 18 and 19, will feature the talent of composer Lopez Nussa, as a special guest, who has shared the stage with Cleary in multiple performances and maintains a close friendship with him.

Lopez Nussa will convene a trumpet, trombone and saxophone section composed of Cuban instrumentalists Mayquel Gonzalez, Juan Carlos Marin, and David Suarez, respectively.

As part of his visit, Cleary will offer several workshops and conversations at the National School of Arts of Cuba.

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Cuban musicians Alain Pérez and Iván “Melón” Lewis , along with the Septeto Santiaguero, were nominated on Wednesday for the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards, convened annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences of the United States.

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