Ruy Adrián López-Nussa
Havana, March 18 (RHC)-- Cuban composer, pianist and percussionist Ruy Adrián López-Nussa is among finalists of the 4th Tete Montoliu Jazz Composition Contest, sponsored by the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE).
López-Nussa competes against Spanish jazz composers Pablo Gutiérrez and Juan Méndez, and Uruguayan Fernando Michelin. The jury selected the four finalists from among 150 submitted works.
The Cuban artist, a young talented exponent of contemporary Cuban jazz trends, submitted his work entitled ‘A Lyle’, in which he shows his master of both, drums and piano.
The website of the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) reported that the final stage of the contest is set for April 9th, when the jury will decide the winner after listening again to the finalists, performing online live.
Founded in 1999, the Tete Montoliu Jazz Composition Contest pays homage to Vicente Montolíu Massana, better known as Tete Montoliu --a jazz virtuoso from Catalonia, Spain, who despite being born blind, developed a long, fruitful career in jazz.