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Dafnis Prieto

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Genres  Jazz
Record label  Dafnison Music
Name  Dafnis Prieto

Labels  Dafnison Music
Instruments  Drums
Awards  MacArthur Fellowship
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Born  July 31, 1974 (age 41) Santa Clara, Villa Clara Province, Cuba (1974-07-31)
Occupation(s)  Bandleader, composer, drummer and educator
Role  Bandleader ยท
Albums  Absolute Quintet, Si o Si Quartet Live at Jazz Standard NYC, About The Monks, Beautiful Scars
Nominations  Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist
Similar People  Horacio Hernandez, Michel Camilo, Henry Threadgill, Kip Hanrahan, David Murray

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Dafnis Prieto (born July 31, 1974) is a Cuban-American drummer, bandleader, and educator.


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In his home town of Santa Clara, Cuba, he studied percussion and guitar. During his teens, he moved to Havana to study at the National School of Music. He concentrated on classical music and Afro Cuban music before paying more attention to jazz. In 1999, when he was twenty-five, he moved to New York City, where he worked with Eddie Palmieri, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Arturo O'Farrill, Dave Samuels, and Michel Camilo. During the 2000s, he started a quartet, with members including Brian Lynch, Luis Perdomo, Peter Apfelbaum, and Hans Glawischnig. He wrote, produced, and arranged his debut album, About the Monks (Zoho Music, 2005).

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Prieto has conducted master classes, clinics, and workshops. Since 2005, he has been a member of the music faculty at New York University. He teaches at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

Awards and honors

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  • MacArthur Fellow, 2011
  • Grammy Award nomination, Best Latin Jazz Album, Dafnis Prieto Absolute Quintet, 2007
  • Latin Grammy nomination, Best New Artist, 2007
  • Discography

  • About the Monks (Zoho, 2005)
  • Absolute Quintet (Zoho, 2006)
  • Taking the Soul for a Walk (CD Baby/Dafnison, 2008)
  • Live at Jazz Standard NYC (CD Baby/Dafnison, 2009)
  • Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio (CD Baby/Dafnison, 2012)
  • References

    Dafnis Prieto Wikipedia