As a longtime percussionist with the Jazz Symphony Orchestra of the São Paulo State, Brazilian percussionist, drummer and educator Rogerio Boccato has played with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Milton Nascimento, Cláudio Roditi, Egberto Gismonti, João Bosco, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Dionne Warwick, among many others.
Recently relocated from Sao Paulo to the New York area, Rogerio is featured on percussion on Kenny Garrett's CD Beyond the Wall (Nonesuch Records), and also on John Patitucci's latest release Remembrance (Concord Jazz) alongside Joe Lovano and Brian Blade (August 2009).
Of course, that’s not to say that the teaming of Patitucci, Lovano and Blade
doesn’t deliver on its promise. ... When it comes to regional flavoring, though,
nothing proves tastier than the Boccato-augmented quartet performance of
'Messaien’s Gumbo'. - Mike Joyce - JazzTimes, Dec/09.
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.