FUNDRAISER FOR DAFNIS PRIETO BIG BAND DEBUT ALBUM
May 17, 18, 2017
May 3, 2017, New York, NY — On Wednesdy, May 17 & Thursday, May 18, 2017, The Jazz Gallery in Manhattan will host two nights of fundraising concerts by the Dafnis Prieto Sí o Sí Quartet supporting the launch and debut album of the Dafnis Prieto Big Band.
Cuban-born drummer, composer, bandleader, and 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Dafnis Prieto’s Sí o Sí Quartet will feature Román Filiú (sax), Manuel Valera (piano), Johannes Weidenmueller (bass), and Prieto on drums. The ensemble will perform two sets each night at 7:30 and 9:30PM. A special VIP reception and concert will be held on Thursday, May 18, beginning at 6:30PM and including the 7:30PM set.
Inspired to make his biggest statement yet, Prieto is thrilled to launch the 17-piece DPBB, featuring a collection of some of the world’s best Latin jazz musicians, many of whom have previously played Prieto’s music in his other bands. One of the leading musical voices of his generation, Prieto has composed and rearranged works of his own for the project, showcasing his talents as a trailblazing composer while honoring his musical heroes. The DPBB, joined by several of Prieto’s mentors as special guests, will record its debut album, Tribute, in New York City in August 2017. For this project Prieto is teaming up with GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning producer Eric Oberstein.
Since arriving in the U.S. from Cuba in 1999, Prieto has been fearless in his vision, playing and writing across styles, always with a forward-looking eye. He is known for his inventive, sensitive drumming and propulsive rhythm. His compositions mix lush melodies with polyrhythm, displaying a range of musical vocabularies from Latin jazz to classical chamber music. He has composed for numerous configurations, amassing a catalog of more than 50 original works.
Tickets to Dafnis Prieto Sí o Sí Quartet at The Jazz Gallery can be purchased at: http://www.dafnisprietobigband.com/events
Learn more about the Dafnis Prieto Big Band project:
Dafnis Prieto Sí o Sí Quartet at The Jazz Gallery
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor
between 27th & 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001
Román Filiú – Sax
Manuel Valera – Piano
Johannes Weidenmueller – Bass
Dafnis Prieto – Drums
Tickets now available:
Wed, May 17, 7:30PM set. $25/$15 Jazz Gallery members.
Wed, May 17, 9:30PM set. $25/$15 Jazz Gallery members.
Thu, May 18, 6:30PM. VIP Reception + Concert. $100.
6:30PM: Reception. Wine & light hors d’oeuvres.
7PM: Remarks from Dafnis Prieto & producer Eric Oberstein.
7:30PM: Performance by the Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet.
Thu, May 18, 9:30PM set. $25/$15 Jazz Gallery members.
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to support the Dafnis Prieto Big Band, please visit: http://bit.ly/2nXXDRr
Artist Website: http://dafnisonmusic.com