Featuring guest percussionist Rogério Boccato
Rogério Boccato, renowned Brazilian percussionist, will explore the traditions of choro, samba, baião, and other Northeastern Brazilian styles as they reached North America and the American tradition of Jazz. The presentation will include a lecture, multi media film excerpts and a live performance with Queens College Percussion and Jazz Ensemble students who have participated in a semester long series of workshops with Mr. Boccato.
Mr. Boccato performs with many of today’s leading jazz players, among them Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Edward Simon, Ben Allison and David Binney. He has also collaborated with top-ranking Brazilian artists, such as Toninho Horta, Dori Caymmi, Moacir Santos, and Vinicius Cantuária. As a longtime member of the “Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo”, he has played with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Milton Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, João Bosco, and Joe Zawinul, among many others. He is featured on two Grammy-nominated albums: Kenny Garrett’s “Beyond The Wall” and John Patitucci’s release “Remembrance”, alongside Joe Lovano and Brian Blade. Mr. Boccato holds teaching positions at the Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School and at the Montclair State University.
Presented by the Copland School of Music