Aarhus Jazz Orchestra feat. Dafnis Prieto, Eliel Lazo & Yasser Pino (CU/DK)
World-class Latin jazz
The award-winning Cuban-American composer and drum virtuoso Dafnis Prieto is one of the greatest acts on the international jazz and Latin scene.
As a regular drummer for Michel Camilo and sideman in a number of bands, such as Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman and Chucho Valdés, Dafnis Prieto has been instrumental in developing and shaping Latin and jazz music throughout the world.
Dafnis Prieto has been nominated for a Grammy in the USA on several occasions and, in 2019, he won in the category Best Latin Jazz Album for Back To The Sunset – a big band release where Dafnis Prieto has composed and arranged all the music in addition to playing the drums.
Dafnis Prieto's compositions blend lush and euphoric melodies with impressive polyrhythmics, displaying a musical vocabulary ranging from Afro-Cuban folklore and Latin jazz to classical chamber music. Not without reason, reviewers around the world have been raving about Back To The Sunset.
For the concerts in Ridehuset, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra performs with Dafnis Prieto on drums, Eliel Lazo on percussion and Yasser Pino on bass. The three musicians were born and raised together in Cuba and have each turned into strong profiles on the international Latin jazz scene.
Now, they meet with one of the strongest big bands in Europe to play the award winning music from Back To The Sunset.
Right before the concert, Masvino Vinbodega serves a delicious Cuban summer menu in the tent at Officerspladsen. If you participate in the dining, you will also be secured a seat for the concert at Ridehuset.
Read more about the programme for Ridehuset Swinger 2019 - Cuban Big Band Nights at www.aarhusjazzorchestra.dk.
Dafnis Prieto (cond, drm), Katie Brien and Johan Toftegaard Knudsen (sax), Michael Bladt and Cesar Joaniquet (t-sax), Jacob Danielsen (bar-sax), Georgina Jackson, Jan L. Sørensen, Lars Søberg and Jakob Sørensen (trp), Stefan Ringive, Niels Jakob Nørgaard, Henrik Resen and Michael Feltham (trb), Mads Bærentzen (p), Yasser Pino (b), Eliel Lazo (perc)