Record label Dafnison Music
Name Dafnis Prieto
|Labels Dafnison Music|
Awards MacArthur Fellowship
|Born July 31, 1974 (age 41)
Santa Clara, Villa Clara Province, Cuba (1974-07-31) |
Occupation(s) Bandleader, composer, drummer and educator
Role Bandleader · dafnisonmusic.com
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).
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.