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Dafnis Prieto Sextet

Saturday, November 19, 2016

7:30 pm EST

Dafnis Prieto. Photograph by Henry Lopez.

$29 general admission
$24 for AK Members

A prolific composer, percussionist, author, and educator, Dafnis Prieto quickly made his mark on the American jazz scene when he arrived in New York in the late 1990s. Since then, he has become one of the most sought-after musicians in the international jazz scene. A winner of the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship, Prieto has brought Afro-Cuban drumming to a previously unattained level. His recent book A World of Rhythmic Possibilities presents analytical, technical, conceptual, and philosophical aspects of drumming and rhythm.


Individual concert tickets are $29 general admission and $24 for Members. Season tickets for all four concerts are available at a discounted rate of $105 general admission and $85 for Members through the first concert on October 29. Tickets can be purchased online at the links above, by phone at 716.270.8292, or in person at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk. Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

About Art of Jazz

The Art of Jazz welcomes you back for an exciting season of performances by a veritable “who’s who” of jazz. All of the performers that have been selected for the 2016–2017 series have garnered international acclaim as innovators both as composers and instrumentalists. Audiences are guaranteed to hear new sounds that will pique your sonic curiosity. View All Art of Jazz 2016–2017 Concerts

AK Café serves lunch on Sundays from noon to 3 pm and will serve dinner before the concerts on Saturday, October 29, and Saturday, November 19. Reservations are essential; please call 716.270.8223 or reserve online using OpenTable.

Program Sponsors

Art of Jazz is produced by Jon Nelson and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It is supported by Hunt Real Estate.