Zule Guerra is a Cuban NuJazz singer and songwriter with distinctive vocal and performance qualities. Since 2012 she founded the Havana Blues Quintet, a group with a strong presence in the jazz scene of Cuba. The music of Zule is influenced by Afro North American and Latin music, always using a fresh and authentic jazz language. In 2013, she participated in the JoJazz Festival and got a Second Prize in Interpretation, pushing forward her musical career. The first official concert of her band was held in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana in October 2014. This concert resulted in her debut CD-DVD Blues Habana (Live), licensed to EGREM in 2015. In 2016 it was nominated to the best jazz album and won the award for Best New Artist at Cubadisco Fair. In June 2015, she obtained the Gold Award at the Baltic Stage International Festival of Arts in Jurmula, Latvia. In 2017, Zule Guerra and her group were selected by the Berklee College of Music to be part of the workshop of musical production of the AMPM Festival. In May 2018, she was invited to participate in the Festival of Cuban Arts at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Zule was recently awarded a scholarship to study a master’s degree in Contemporary Performance and Musical Production at Berklee. She has shared the stage with great exponents of the music in Cuba suchas Bobby Carcassés, Yasek Manzano, Omara Portuondo and César López.
¨… highlights included singer Zule Guerra and her Quinteto Blues de Habana. Possessing a lustrous alto and lithe phrasing, Guerra recalled the sunny musicianship of Nnenna Freelon and Charenee Wade…”
¨ … Zule Guerra and Blues de Habana have a unique sound … Their songs are interpreted in a sublime, sweet, sensual, refined way and moving in the records without abuse of tessitura with sticky riffs … ¨
Adonis Sánchez Cervera / REVISTA CARTELERA
¨ … In each song she sings, a reflection of her personal experiences, Zule Guerra seems to loose her life, because passion is an inevitable feeling when it comes to jazz …¨
Maylin Guerrero Ocaña/ CUBA CONTEMPORANEA
¨ … Zule Guerra, a young performer who has achieved a magical fusion of jazz and feeling in new sounds … ¨
Angela Capote/ TRIBUNA DE LA HABANA