Jazz Arts Dept.
Brazilian percussionist and educator Rogério Boccato was a longtime member of the “Orquestra Jazz Sinfonica do Estado de São Paulo”, where he has played with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Milton Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, João Bosco, Joe Zawinul, among many others. Recently relocated from Sao Paulo to New York, Rogerio is featured on percussion on Kenny Garrett’s Grammy-nominated album “Beyond The Wall” and on John Patitucci’s also Grammy-nominated release “Remembrance”, alongside Joe Lovano and Brian Blade. He has been playing in projects led by Danilo Perez, Edward Simon, David Binney, John Patitucci, and played also with Ben Allison, Dave Stryker, Steve Davis, Paul Bollenback, Mike Holober, and with top-ranking Brazilian artists, such as Toninho Horta, Dori Caymmi, Moacir Santos, Vinicius Cantuária. He is part of the ÁguaMarinha Trio, with Arismar do Espirito Santo and Vinicius Dorin, two of the most amazing musicians in Brazil. Rogério Boccato has been presenting clinics on Brazilian music, focusing on traditional Brazilian rhythms and styles applied to the drum set and to Jazz combo, which have been enthusiastically received at universities around the United States, Mexico and Portugal.