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DAFNIS PRIETO BIG BAND
BACK TO THE SUNSET

Dafnis Prieto's biggest statement yet.

OUT NOW!

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Join the
Dafnis Prieto Big Band
for its Carnegie Hall debut!

Tickets now on sale!

Cuban-born drummer, composer, bandleader, and 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Dafnis Prieto honors his musical heroes and mentors — including Eddie Palmieri, Chico O’Farrill, Michel Camilo, Jane Bunnett, Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, and others — with his 17-piece orchestra. Showcasing some of the world’s best Latin jazz musicians, Prieto’s compositions mix lush and jubilant melodies with polyrhythms that display a range of musical vocabularies from Latin jazz to classical chamber music.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 9PM
DAFNIS PRIETO BIG BAND
ZANKEL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City

 

The Making of Back to the Sunset

Danzonish Potpourri

Out of the Bone


Video Clips

ARRIVAL

TRIBUTE

ORIGIN

IMAGINATION



A WORLD OF RHYTHMIC POSSIBILITIES
Drumming Lessons and Reflections on Rhythms
by Dafnis Prieto

Pick up your copy of Dafnis Prieto's acclaimed book!


 
That’s the magic of Prieto: He has the ability to offer compositions and arrangements that are distinctly him, but he craftily leaves room for pedal-to-the-metal improvisation from a truly great band.
— DownBeat
 

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