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Dafnis Prieto

Dafnis Prieto - drums, percussion

His arrival in the U.S has been compared by to that of an asteroid hitting New York. Indeed, within a short period of time Dafnis Prieto's revolutionary drumming techniques had a powerful impact on both the Latin and Jazz music scene, locally and internationally. Having studied at the school of Fine Arts in Santa Clara as a youngster and later at the National School of Music in Havana, Prieto obtained a thorough classical education while broadening his knowledge of Afro-Cuban music, jazz and world music outside of the academy.

He first toured Europe with pianist Carlos Maza and Ramon Valle and the groundbreaking group “Columna B” together with pianist Roberto Carcassés. A resident of New York since only 1999, he has already played in bands led by Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, Eddie Palmieri, Chico and Arturo O'Farrill Dave Samuels & The Caribbean Jazz Project, Michel Camilo, Chucho Valdés, Bobby Carcassés, Claudia Anuña, Roy Hargrove, Don Byron, Andrew Hill, among others. He has performed at many national and international music festivals as a sideman and as bandleader.

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Albums

Proverb Trio
Proverb Trio
Dafnison Music
2012
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Live at Jazz Standard NYC
Live at Jazz Standard...
Dafnison Music
2009
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Taking the Soul for a Walk
Taking the Soul for a...
Dafnison Music
2008
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Absolute Quintet
Absolute Quintet
Zoho Music
2006
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About The Monks
About The Monks
Zoho Music
2005
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