Queens CollegeCuny Facebook Twitter
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Brazilian Folk/Jazz Traditions

November 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music Building Room 264

Rogério BoccatoFeaturing guest percussionist Rogério Boccato

Click here to view/download poster (PDF)

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.

Rogério 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


November 14, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:


Music Building Room 264
Queens College, Flushing, NY 11367 United States


David Berkman

Spam prevention powered by Akismet