Havana is the starting point for all the music of pianist Harold López-Nussa. As a young boy he used to play the compositions of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, but as an eighteen-year-old he became addicted to the risks that jazz musicians usually take. In his playing, these risks led him to Paris, New York or Senegal. He forms a trio with his younger brother Ruy Adrian López-Nussa and bassist Gastón Joya, although he will bring two more guests to Rotterdam. Percussionist Pedrito Martinez is one of the most sought-after Cuban artists on the New York scene. His drumming builds a bridge between the Caribbean and Africa. Harmonica player Grégoire Maret will also come over from New York, although he was born in Switzerland, and has played in the bands of Marcus Miller and Herbie Hancock. The group has played in this lineup before, always to rave reviews.