Cuban-born pianist Nachito Herrera performs De Aremisa Para Nuevo York with his band, featuring Kevin Washington on drums and Yohannes Tona on bass.


At the young age of 12, Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera exploded onto the Cuban music scene and has been breaking barriers ever since. He performed Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra at age 12, studied with Cuban masters Rubén González, Jorge Gomez Labraña, and Frank Fernández and served as lead pianist, arranger, and musical director for Cubanismo. Today, a proud Minnesota resident, Nachito’s original combinations are enjoyed by listeners around the world.

Nachito Herrera, widely considered a child prodigy, has spent his creative life combining the sounds of his native Cuba with those of jazz, classical music and a mixture of uniquely American influences. Here in the TPT studios, Nachito (piano), Kevin Washington (drums) and Yohannes Tona (bass) showcased their work with one of the most high-energy performances to cross our stage.