Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera stunned Cuban audiences at the age of twelve in performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto no. 2 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. In the late 1990s, Herrera joined the famed Cuban orchestra ¡Cubanismo! as its pianist, musical director, and arranger. With its worldwide appeal, ¡Cubanismo! has performed at many of the world’s finest concert halls and prestigious music festivals throughout Europe, Middle East, Canada, Central and South America, and the United States.
“Explosive. Crowd-pleasing. Rhythmically intense. Romantic. Dynamic. Jaw-droppingly good” is how the Minneapolis Star Tribune described Herrera’s musicianship and creativity, a talent which, according to jazz critic and The Playboy Guide to Jazz author Neil Tesser, “vaults him into the upper echelon—a trinity comprising Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and now Nachito Herrera.”
Explosive. Crowd-pleasing. Rhythmically intense. Romantic. Dynamic. Jaw-droppingly good.