Brazilian percussionist and educator Rogério Boccato plays in projects led by some of today’s leading jazz players, among them Maria Schneider, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, Ben Allison, Kevin Hays, among many others. He has also collaborated with top-ranking Brazilian artists, such as Toninho Horta, Dori Caymmi, Moacir Santos, and Vinicius Cantuária.
He is featured on Grammy-award winning album “The Thompson Fields“, with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and also on two Grammy-nominated ones: Kenny Garrett’s “Beyond The Wall” and John Patitucci‘s release “Remembrance“, alongside Joe Lovano and Brian Blade.
As a longtime member of the “Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo”, Brazilian percussionist Rogério Boccato has played with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Milton Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, João Bosco, Joe Zawinul, among many others.
Rogério Boccato has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and of the Percussion department of The Hartt School (University of Hartford) teaching Brazilian Music and Ritmica.
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