Hot Classic ~ Cuban Piano ~ Latin Jazz


“Hotter than the burning tip of a contraband Cuban cigar. Stronger than a straight shot of Havana rum. As exciting as a World Series game, with ‘El Duque’ on the mound. Explosive. Crowd-pleasing. Rhythmically intense. Romantic. Dynamic. Jaw-droppingly good.”

– Tom Surrowicz, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Upcoming concerts

June 17th – International festival of Art Ideas New Haven Connecticut
July 4th-8th – Norway
July 9th – MacPhail Center for Music “Sounds of Summer” at Water Works Park Minneapolis
July 20th – Landmark Center St. Paul
July 21st – American Swedish Institute
July 22nd – Westerminster Hall Auditorium
July 23rd – The Museum of Russian Art Minneapolis
September 24th – Ordway Center of Performing Arts


Recognized as a young genius, Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera stunned Cuban audiences at the age of 12, performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. Famed Cuban pianist and Buena Vista Social Club member, Ruben Gonzalez invited the 16-year-old Nachito to join him on stage and inspired the teenager to study the traditional rhythms of Cuba. Herrera’s classical grounding, natural abilities, and enthusiasm for his subject paid off. In addition, Herrera has studied with Cuban masters; Chucho Valdes, Ruben Gonzalez & Frank Fernandez. Read More