Dafnis Prieto Big Band

DACAMERA returns to the concert hall with HOUSTON SUMMERJAZZ 2021

Cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz album for his recording with his newest project, the Dafnis Prieto Big Band. Back to the Sunset was called “one of the best recordings of the year” by the editors of DownBeat. Since making his DACAMERA debut and earning a MacArthur “Genius” grant, Prieto has racked up rave reviews, prestigious commissions and multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations.

“As a drummer he’s a propulsive explosion of joy, energy and rhythm. As a composer and arranger, Prieto demonstrates a talent for beautifully layered, complex music that remains dance-worthy…He points clearly toward a future for big band music, as well as Latin jazz.” – DownBeat

“a 17-piece big band … alternately playing with heat and heart” — JazzTimes

DACAMERA’s Houston SUMMERJAZZ is made possible in part by Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural District Program.