It’s hard to imagine the U.S. jazz scene without the influence of the many Cuban musicians living here. Yet the musicians who remain in Cuba—whose relationship with jazz and other musical forms stays grounded in their native island’s cultural traditions and daily life—maintain a unique perspective. Award-winning Havana native Harold Lopez Nussa is a shining example. “I need the kind of relaxed life that Havana gives me,” he says. “Every time I return to Cuba, I feel something special—not just a connection with my family and friends, but with the place itself. This is where my music comes from, what it talks about.” Jazz pianist Harold Lopez Nussa and his band performed one of the most celebrated concerts in Opera House history. If you missed them last time, don’t miss this rare northern appearance by one of Cuba’s finest musicians.