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June 2018:
Dafnis Prieto on the Dafnis Prieto Big Band’s Back to the Sunset

This past April 6, the Cuban-born drummer, educator, and bandleader Dafnis Prieto released his sixth record as a leader, Back to the Sunset. With help from the album’s producer, Eric Oberstein, Prieto gathered a seventeen-piece big band—along with special guests Brian Lynch on trumpet, Henry Threadgill on alto sax, and …


April 2016:
Cliff Almond
Cliff Almond

San Diego native Cliff Almond had special advantages as a young drummer banging his way through the business. Surrounded by a family of professional musicians, Almond learned early the value of sight-reading, good time, and showing up to the gig fully prepared.


August 2008:
August 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 8

Dafnis Prieto, Kenny Aronoff, Deen Castronovo, Adam Deitch, Daniel Glass, J.M. Van Eaton, W.S. Holland, Bobby Crafford, Brian Viglione, John Dolmayan, Gene Hoglan, Julian Dorio, Hugh Grundy, Rodney Howard, John Bonham, Bill Stewart, Brandon Saller, Karl Brazil, Keith Carlock, Rod Morgenstein, Scott Rockenfield


February 2006:
February 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 2

Jon Farriss, Dafnis Prieto, John Humphrey, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Nate Morton, Matt McDonough, Brendan Canty, Jeff Sipe, Jim McCarty, Fred Young, Shannon Leto, Steve Smith, Chris Vrenna, Topper Headon


August 2002:
August 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 8

Mike Malinin, Jeff Porcaro, Matt Wilson, Antonio Sanchez, Dafnis Prieto, Vera Figueiredo, Geoff Dugmore, Marky Ramone, Sammy J. Watson, Scott Neumann, Tom Ardolino, Phil Beale, Ken Coomer, Ryan Vikedal, Dean Butterworth, John Riley, Antonio Sanchez



Posted: September 18, 2020

Dafnis Prieto
Category: News
Dafnis Prieto “Amanecer Contigo” Video Premiere

Dafnis Prieto, who will be featured in an upcoming issue of Modern Drummer, has allowed us to premiere a performance video of “Amanecer Contigo,” the leadoff track of his new album, Transparency. The album comes out on Friday, October 2, on Dafnison Music. Like most of the tracks on Transparency, …


Posted: September 30, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues
November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun

See what’s in the November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun!


Posted: July 23, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Stickman Drum Experience and the Regina Drum Festival’s Jayson Brinkworth

So far, 2014 is shaping up to be an unreal year for our drum events here in Canada and for my own teaching and playing career. We recently wrapped up our third-annual Stickman Drum Experience camp, which took place July 2–6, and I thought it might be fun to step …


Posted: July 17, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Fourth Annual International Regina Drum Festival

The International Regina Drum Festival will take place September 26–28 at the Exchange and the Club, located at 2431 8th Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada….


Posted: April 16, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
KoSA Percussion Workshops

The 2014 South Florida Percussion Workshop/KoSA Miami will take place…


Posted: September 26, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
November 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Ray Luzier

See what’s in the November 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Ray Luzier!


Posted: April 30, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
June 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Joey Waronker

See what’s in the June 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine! Featuring Joey Waronker.


Posted: May 16, 2012

Category: Drummers, Jazz Drummers' Workshop, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Swingin’ the Clave: Advanced Exercises for Developing Independence (VIDEO)

Click here to check out a video of Jazz Drummer’s Workshop columnist Steve Fidyk explain many of the exercises in his “Swingin’ the Clave” article.


Posted: April 18, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Shai Hulud’s Matt Covey

Hey guys, this is Matt Covey of Shai Hulud, the Suicide Dolls, and the Flaming Tsunamis. And the Hempsteadys. And the Franklin Brothers…and Young Pandas. About three and a half years ago, I was shocked to find myself on the road playing drums for a truly pioneering band….


Posted: February 27, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News and Events
Upcoming Dates from Dafnis Prieto / Dafnison Music

Upcoming dates of drummer Dafnis Prieto.


Posted: January 16, 2008

Category: Feature Stories
Best Of ’07

I’m convinced that, ten years from now, we’re going to look back at 2007 as an unusually fertile time in music and in drumming.



Posted: May 4, 2018

Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 141: Dafnis Prieto, Must-Know Grooves, VK Snare, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Cuban-born jazz great Dafnis Prieto, whose new big band album, Back to the Sunset, is out now.