Dafnis Prieto moved from his home country of Cuba to the Untied States in 1999. Since that time, he has been blazing a trail in the world of jazz music as a drummer, composer and bandleader. On episode 023, Jamie and Dafnis discuss his upbringing in Cuba, his move to the US, forming the Dafnis Prieto Big Band and their newest release, Back to the Sunset. Dafnis was recipient of the prestigous MacArthur Fellowship in 2011 and also teaches at the University of Miami. He is truly a masterful jazz drummer and bandleader and his advice and insights are an inspiration to all.
June 30, 2018