Proverb Trio featuring Dafnis Prieto - Friday, November 16 7:30 PM
Friday, November 16, 7:30 PM
Sponsored by Beth Ostrowski
Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM
½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D.
“…a revolutionary drummer.” – Drumhead Magazine
2011 MacArthur Fellow “Genius Award” winner Dafnis Prieto is a percussionist whose dazzling technical abilities electrify audiences and whose rhythmically adventurous compositions combine a range of musical vocabularies. A classically trained musician who absorbed from an early age the multifaceted percussive traditions of his native Cuba, Prieto transposes elements from his Afro-Cuban musical heritage onto a jazz drum kit, incorporating congas, timbales, and the layered rhythmic patterns of rumba and son. Prieto accomplishes with two hands what should seemingly take an entire team of percussionists. His unequaled rhythmic sensibilities have ranked him at the top of his field, and his bandleader abilities are helping to usher in a new era and style of Latin jazz. Combining avant-garde sensibilities with impeccable grooves and technique, Prieto’s leadership allows for never-ending possibility. The Proverb Trio includes Jason Lindner on keyboards, as well as the vocals, lyrics, and poetry of the Grammy-nominated songwriter Kokayi.