Narrowing the 90 Miles

February 16, 2015 8:13 PM

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Narrowing the 90 Miles

In late December, 10 days after Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced a path toward normalized relations been the U.S. and Cuba, the dressing-room conversation at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s nightclub, mirrored many on the subject: hope mixed with wait-and-see skepticism.

Drummer Dafnis Prieto, one of four Cuban-born musicians now living in the U.S. in an all-star group billed as “Nuevo Jazz Latino All-Stars,” said, “A truer relationship between the two countries is what many people, especially artists like us, have been longing for. But as artists, we’ve never had p...

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