Regarded as a top Ambassador of 21st Century Cuban Music, guitarist, bassist, vocalist, lyricist, composer and trés player, Yusa is one of the leading voices of Cuban music today. Her compositions have earned the acclaim of both her contemporaries on the island and international admirers. Born in Havana, music and the ocean have been central to her artistic production as a singer-songwriter.
Yusa blazed trails in her early years as a member of the all-women quintet Quasi Jazz, cementing her voice in the jazz fusion world, but she is perhaps most well-known as the original musical director of the popular Cuban band Interactivo.
She signed to Tumi Music as a solo artist in 2002 and released a handful of albums to critical acclaim, including multiple CubaDisco and BBC Radio World Music Awards. In 2008, she founded her own recording label, YUSA Music, on which she released her 5th album in 2012. She will be releasing her 6th album in 2023.
Yusa brings her vibrant blend of trova, son, pop, jazz, Cuban and Brasilian rhythms to the stage and leaves the audience always wanting more. She draws the listener in with her uncommon and very personal style, integrating Cuban styles with music from around the globe, avoiding clichés and achieving the ever elusive “fusion.”
Tonight, Yusa presents her Cuban Jazz Sextet, featuring:
Yusa - guitar, bass, trés guitar, piano, vocals Victor Campbell - piano, keyboards Nick Benoit - bass Jafet Pérez - drums Victoria Douton - flute, vocals Katerín Llerena - vocals
+ TONIGHT! We host Yusa's 50th Birthday Afterparty right after the 10pm Show til 1am. All ticket holders invited.
Restaurant is open 5pm - 11pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations for the Dining Room online via OpenTable.com !
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org after your tickets have been purchased online. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival.
Kind Reminder: Snug Harbor does NOT serve food inside the Music Room. In order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world class intimate concerts, only cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive at least 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door, before getting seated in the Music Room for the show.