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FREE Latin Jazz & Art Festival
                        World class musicians, Harold Lopez-Nussa and Pedrito Martinez Headline this year's El Sentinel Latin Jazz & Art Festival at 
Lake Concord Park on September 1, 2018!



On Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 from 5-9pm, world-class jazz artists Harold López-Nussa and Pedrito Martinez will join forces to bring a spectacular jazz evening at the upcoming El Sentinel's Hispanic Heritage Latin Jazz & Art Festival at Lake Concord Park.

Havana-based composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa is a musician whose musical voice is now being heard around the world. El Viaje (The Journey), López-Nusa’s recent debut release on Mack Avenue Records, visits many genres of music and travels smoothly between Harold’s classical, native and jazz inspirations. Soon after release, the album reached No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Chart and No. 2 on Amazon’s Jazz Chart. The recording features The Harold López-Nussa Trio with younger brother Ruy López-Nussa on drums and percussion, himself a star in the distinguished López-Nussa Family of renowned Cuban musicians. Recent performances at The Montreux, Monterey, Montreal and Tokyo Jazz Festivals, The Kennedy Center, and The San Francisco Jazz Center have helped shape Harold’s reputation as a profound musician with a Cuban heart and soul.

The conservatory-trained pianist is the first Cuba-based musician (he has dual citizenship in both Cuba and France) to release an album internationally since the lifting of many of the restrictions associated with the longstanding trade embargo. López-Nussa has moved with ease between the classical, popular and jazz music worlds. A quick look at his experiences reveal a recording of Heitor Villa-Lobos´ “Fourth Piano Concerto” with Cuba’s National Symphony Orchestra (2003) and other diverse projects such as Ninety Miles (a recording with David Sánchez, Christian Scott and Stefon Harris) and Esencial (an album of compositions by revered Cuban classical guitarist, composer and conductor Leo Brouwer), both in 2011.  Harold’s new album Un Dia Cualquiera drops on June 15, with his stop in Casselberry as part of his New Record Tour.  Learn more at Harold’s website,, or on his Facebook page:

Pedrito Martinez

Grammy nominated Cuban-born percussionist Pedrito Martinez is an acclaimed musician who plays a dynamic mix of traditional Cuban rumba, Afro-Latin jazz, and Spanish flamenco music. Born in Havana in 1973, world-class percussionist Martinez has performed professionally with legends that include Tata Güiz, Claudia Acuña, Eliane Elias, Paquito d'Rivera and has released two albums with the Afro-Cuban/Afro-beat band Yerba Buena. Martinez issued Rumba de la Isla solo and the self-titled Pedtrito Martinez Group albums in 2013. Both were widely acclaimed by critics and one was nominated for a Grammy.

After American president Barack Obama announced a normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba, Martinez was enthusiastic to record in his homeland. Taking his band to the island nation, they collaborated with a wide variety of guests at the historic Egrem Studio in Havana. The session included Cuban singers Descemer Bueno and Issac Delgado, and rapper Telmary Diaz, as well as Ruben Blades.  This collaboration titled Habana Dreams was released in June of 2016 and entered the Latin and Jazz digital charts inside the Top Five.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors and come enjoy an amazing evening with Harold Nussoa Lopez and Pedrito Martinez as they burn through Afro-Cuban grooves and in true Latin Jazz style.

Don't forget to stop by and visit the Latin Futura Creativas Exhibit at City Hall during exhibit viewing hours 5- 8:30 pm. Artists featured include Noelio Gonzalez, Tony Mendoza, Alberto Gomez, Pedro Brull and many more of Florida's most renowned Latin artists. The exhibit will continue until November 2018.

There will be plenty of food and beverage vendors on hand.  Parking is available at Target, Home Depot, and Fifth Third Bank.  Ongoing bus shuttles are available across the street from Northland Church on 530 Dog Track Road in Longwood.

This FREE event is sponsored by the City of Casselberry, El Sentinel/Orlando Sentinel and WLOQ 107-7. HD-2 Orlando's Smooth Jazz. For more information about the concert and event, call 407-262-7700 Ext. 1507, and for the Futura Creativas exhibit call 407-262-7700 Ext. 1122.

Due to heavy attendance expected at the Arturo Sandoval concert at Lake Concord Park on Saturday, September 1st, off-site parking and a shuttle service will be provided.  Concert-goers can park at the Northland Church at 530 Dog Track in the parking lot located on the south side of Dog Track Road.  Four shuttle buses will be circulating taking concert-goers back and forth from the parking lot to Lake Concord Park.  The shuttle buses will run from 4 p.m. in the afternoon until 10 p.m. in the evening. Map

Disabled parking will be available at the Police Department at 4195 S. US Highway 17-92 and also at the Northland Church parking & shuttle bus area on the south side of Dog Track Road.

Space for seating is limited, so please leave your coolers at home, there will be plenty of food and beverage vendors on hand.

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