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 On Thursday at Poncho Concert Hall at Cornish College, Dafnis Prieto Si o Si was presented as the Eashot Jazz Festival continues The Cuban percussion titan has raised the bar for jazz drumming with his breathtaking skill, precision and imagination, earning him a 2011 MacArthur Foundation “genius” award. A two-time Grammy nominee, Prieto articulates his vision as a bandleader, drummer and composer with his Si o Si Quartet, including Peter Apfelbaum (saxophone/melodica/caxixi), Robert Rodriguez (piano) and Johannes Weidenmueller (bass).

Since arriving to New York in 1999, Prieto has worked in bands led by Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, Eddie Palmieri, Chico and Arturo O’Farrill, Claudia Acuña, and Andrew Hill. Prieto is the founder of the independent record company Dafnison Music. As a composer, he has created music for dance, film, chamber ensembles, and, most notably, for his own bands, ranging from duets to his groups featured in his five acclaimed recordings as a leader.

 

Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival.

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Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website  schedule for the rest of the Festival.

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