Oriol Roca

Born: September 17, 1979    Primary Instrument: Drums

Oriol Roca



Jazz and improvised music drummer born September 1979 in Barcelona, Spain. He studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands from 2001 until 2005.

He plays in different jazz and improvised music bands in Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Spain with musicians such as Jeroen Van Herzeele, Ben Sluijs

, Giovanni di Domenico, Erik Vermeulen, Manolo Cabras, Michal Vanoucek, Joan Diaz, David Mengual, Giulia Valle, Alexandra Grimal, Miguel Fernandez
Miguel Fernandez
Miguel Fernandez
sax, tenor
, Masa Kamaguchi, Augusto Pirodda
Augusto Pirodda
Augusto Pirodda
, Vrak’ Trio, Jordi Matas
Jordi Matas
Jordi Matas

, Didier Labbé, Dani Perez
Dani Perez
Dani Perez
guitar, electric
, Riccardo Luppi, Ben Sluijs, Lynn Cassiers, Paolo Angeli and many others. Currently living in Barcelona, where he co-founded CREA improvisation collective in 2007. That same year he was awarded with first prize on Concurs de Jazz de Barcelona with the french band Vrak' Trio....
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First prize on "Concurs de Jazz de Barcelona 2007" with Vrak' Trio

MUT TRIO - 2395 (Whatabout Music/Mosquito Records 2011, Spain)
REFREE - Tots Sants (Marxpohone 2012, Spain)
DAVID MENGUAL - Maitia (Quadrantrecords 2011, Spain)
VRAK' TRIO - Crossroads Project (Labelmanivelle 2011,France)
PICCOLA ORCHESTRA GAGARIN - Platos Combinados (Whatabout Music / Le Arti Malandrine 2011, Spain/Italy)
UN TRIBUTO A OS MUTANTES - El Justiciero Cha, Cha, Cha (Alegro Records/ Nacional Records 2010, Brasil/USA/Mexico)
REFREE - Matilda (Marxophone 2010, Spain)
VRAK' TRIO - 37 avril (Labelmanivelle 2010, France)
ORIOL ROCA - Tomba dei Giganti (Whataboutmusic 2010, Spain/USA)
ALBERT CAIRE - Camins (Rosazul 2010, Spain)
DAVE BIANCHI- Suburbs of Salt (Whatabout Music 2010, Spain/USA)
MAARTEN SWAAN - Write me notes (Whatabout Music 2010, Spain/USA)
SAMANTHA DE SIENA - Here inside (Whatabout Music 2010, Spain/USA)
MARC MENA QUARTET - You can’t fight against ants (Whatabout Music 2010, Spain/USA)
MUT TRIO -1374 (Whatabout Music 2009, Spain/USA)
LESLIE HELPERT - Ulu (Whatabout Music 2009, Spain/USA).
VRAK’ TRIO - TLS-BCN Live (Label Manivelle 2008, France)
DAVE BIANCHI - Baby Disco (Whatabout Music 2008, Spain/USA)
ANKA KOZIEL QUARTET - Tales of the forest (OAP Records 2008, The Netherlands)
REFREE - Els Invertebrats (Acuarela 2007, Spain)
MALA RODRÍGUEZ & ORIGINAL JAZZ ORQUESTRA - Tengo un trato (Mondo Records 2008 Spain)
ROGER MAS & REFREE - La soledat (TVC Edicions 2007, Spain)
IMMIGRASONS (Aqua Records/Discmedi 2007, Argentina/Spain)
PER AL MEU AMIC… SERRAT - Menuda (Discmedi 2007, Spain)
ROGER MAS - Mistica domèstica (K Industria 2005, Spain)
REFREE - La matrona (Acuarela 2005, Spain)
CHOCADELIA INTERNACIONAL - Ranchory (Músiques del Carib 2004, Spain)


GIULIA VALLE LIBERA QUINTET (Fresh Sound New Talents 2012, Spain)
SANTI CARETA & ORIOL ROCA (Whatabout Music 2012, Spain)
BASIC BORG - I wouldn't be sure (El Negocito Records 2012, Belgium)

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