Paste, "Jazz Notes from NYC: Everything You Need to Swing. Dafnis Prieto's Big Idea" by Bill Milkowski (September 13, 2017)
WBGO, "Drummer and Composer Dafnis Prieto Extends His Reach with a Big Band Debut" by Nate Chinen (August 24, 2017)The New York Times, "Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week: Dafnis Prieto Big Band" by Giovanni Russonello (August 24, 2017)
DAFNIS PRIETO BIG BAND at Jazz Standard (Aug. 25-27, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Prieto, a buoyant drummer, writes music that lends an illusion of constant expansion to even the smallest ensembles. Whether he’s playing with a trio, a quartet or a slightly bigger band, he’s always assembling and realigning his components, pushing into new directions and adding layers without bogging things down. Until now, he’s never led a big band, but it’s easy to see why the challenge would appeal to him. These shows will be the first for this 17-piece band, which includes the remarkable saxophonists Roman Filiu and Chris Cheek, the pianist Manuel Valera, and the percussionist Roberto Quintero.
Soundcheck/WNYC, "Gig Alert: Dafnis Prieto Big Band at The Jazz Standard" (August 25, 2017)WKCR, "Dafnis Prieto & Eric Oberstein Interview with Sharif Abdus-Salaam" (August 24, 2017)Jazz Speaks/The Jazz Gallery, "Roots and Tributes: Dafnis Prieto Speaks" by Kevin Laskey (May 16, 2017)