The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Hall Presents:
DAFNIS PRIETO 2nd PROVERB TRIO
Dafnis Prieto – drums
Kokayi – vocals, poetry Jason Lindner – keyboards
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH – 9:00 pm
LIMITED FREE TICKETS for current MI students–sign-up in MI Student Services
“A phenomenal drummer… he is clearly pushing the Afro-Cuban jazz language into new territory.” –Variety
“The drummer Dafnis Prieto stands out for his energy, his creativity and, perhaps most of all, his borderless musical worldview.” –The New York Times
Advance tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producerevent/166627
Admission is $25. Students (21 & under w/ ID) – $15 at the door
Since making its debut at the Whitney Museum in early 2009, the Proverb Trio has deepened its rapport and honed its sound in a series of New York club appearances and on a tour of the Western US. The entirely improvised interactions of Dafnis Prieto’s virtuosic and dynamic drumming, Kokayi’s rapid-fire rapping and soulful singing, and Jason Lindner’s harmonic sophistication and daring sound explorations yield exhilarating results. Because the group creates advanced compositional structures on the spot, the music is full of surprises and takes a different, explosive shape every night, but always with the Proverb Trio’s distinct personality and engaging spirit.
His arrival in the U.S has been compared by to that of an asteroid hitting New York. Indeed, within a short period of time Dafnis Prieto’s revolutionary drumming techniques had a powerful impact on both the Latin and Jazz music scene, locally and internationally.