About this Event
The Sunset Series continues with the Dafnis Prieto Group!
Dafnis Prieto is a drummer, composer, bandleader, educator, Grammy award winner, and a 2011 Macarthur 'Genius' Fellow.
From Cuba, Dafnis Prieto's revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions have had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music scene, nationally and internationally.
Various awards include a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award; a GRAMMY Award and a Latin GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album for Dafnis Prieto Big Band Back to the Sunset in 2018; a GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album for Dafnis Prieto Sextet Transparency in 2021; a GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album for Absolute Quintet, and a Latin GRAMMY nomination for "Best New Artist,” in 2007; and "Up & Coming Musician of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2006. Also a gifted educator, Prieto has conducted numerous master classes, clinics, and workshops throughout the world. He was a faculty member of Jazz Studies at NYU from 2005 to 2014, and in 2015 became a faculty member of Frost School of Music at UM (University of Miami).
As a composer, Prieto has created music for dance, film, chamber ensembles, and most notably for his own bands ranging from duets to big bands, including the distinctively different groups featured by eight acclaimed recordings as a leader: About The Monks, Absolute Quintet, Taking The Soul For a Walk, Si o Si Quartet-Live at Jazz Standard, Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio, Triangles and Circles, Back to the Sunset, and Transparency.
"Dafnis Prieto ... stretches and often shatters the expectations of straight ahead jazz"
"[Dafnis Prieto] actively seeks to knock down barriers of thought and expression"
— Modern Drummer
Event begins at 8PM / doors open at 7:30PM
12770 SW 125TH AVE
Miami, Fl 33186
Masks are highly encouraged but not required for vaccinated individuals at our facility. Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals ages 2 and up.
This performance series is made possible through the investment of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. As well as with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
"The Main Room" at The South Florida Center For Percussive Arts, 12770 Southwest 125th Avenue, Miami, United States
USD 10.00 to USD 25.00