5 Drummerszone artists - Dafnis Prieto

Dafnis Prieto
* July 31, 1974
Cuba, United States
A native of Santa Clara, Cuba, Dafnis Prieto studied there as a youngster School of Fine Arts and later at the National School of Music in Havana, receiving a thorough classical education and ever broadening knowledge of Afrocuban music, Jazz and world music from no academic sources. Dafnis Prieto has behind him more than ten years of profesional work, going back to his first European tours with a succession of talented pianist including Carlos Maza, Ramon Valle and the "Columna B" Group. Dafnis Prieto has been performing with some of the world greates jazz artists such as:
- Jane Bunnett & Spirit of Havana.
- Steve Coleman & Five Elements.
- Henry Threadgill, Zooid and Make a Move.
- Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Orchestra.
- Chico O'Farril & The Afro-Cuban Big Band.
- Dave Samuels & The Caribbean Jazz Project.
- Peter Apfelbaum & The New York Hieroglyphics.
- DD Jackson Trio & Octet.
- Ed Simon Trio.
- Michel Camilo Trio.
- Chucho Valdez Quartet.
- Andrew Hill, John Benitez, Jorge Sylvester, Claudia Acuna, Don Byron. Kip Hanrahan, Roy Hargroves Havana Crisol. World Economic Forum with Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and Arturo Sandoval. As well as Dafnis Prieto Quintet at Verona Jazz Festival in Italy and at The Jazz Gallery, NYC.
He has played in several venues, touring in the United States and throughout the world.

------ Clinics and Workshops -------

- Master class with Billy Higgins and Tootie Heath at Stanford University , California, 1998.
- Music and Dance workshop with Judith Sanchez at Stanford University, California.1998.
- Steve Coleman workshops at Berkley University, California 2001, as well as concerts and workshops at Tonic, NYC 2003.
- Eddie Palmieri Salsa Meets Jazz Residency at Goddard College, Vermont.
- Yamaha Drums Clinic at Berklee College of Music, Boston.
- Martes Class at the Festival International of Percussion in Puerto Rico.2003.
- Series of conference at New School University "Cuban Culture" In and Out of Cuba Today "Music and Dance" with Judith Sanchez, and a Latin Jazz Presentation with Yosvany Terry Quintet 2002.
- NYU Jazz Master Class series spring 2004.
- Master Class at ECU, 2005.