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Rogerio Boccato


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.


Dance of the Mystic Bliss

Label: P&M Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Merle the Pearl; Le Coeur du Jardin (The Heart of the Garden); Little Demons; Love Finally Arrives; Topanga Burns; Sagra; Prune Pluck Pangloss; The Meadows; Weeds; Cleopatra.


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Bassist / Composer Jakob Dreyer

Read "Take Five With Bassist / Composer Jakob Dreyer" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Jakob Dreyer Jakob Dreyer is a New York City based jazz musician, bassist, and composer. Born and raised in Germany he moved to New York in 2014. He appears on over 30 albums as a sideman, and as a leader he has released two albums on Fresh Sound New Talent: Songs, Hymns & Ballads Vol. ...


Article: Album Review

Michael Blake: Dance of the Mystic Bliss

Read "Dance of the Mystic Bliss" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This is saxophonist Michael Blake's new group, Chroma Nova, which contains guitar, violin, cello, bass and two Brazilian percussionists. They play a set of compositions, inspired by Blake's late mother, dancer Merle Blake, which rely on fluid rhythms and textures taken in many different directions. Blake is often the main solo voice here but ...


Article: Album Review

Artemis: In Real Time

Read "In Real Time" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

For drummer Allison Miller, a key feature of In Real Time is that this second Blue Note release captures the unique ensemble sound of Artemis. She stresses a palpable sonic integrity that she attributes to trust and chemistry. Renee Rosnes emphasizes the singularity of each player in the equation, underscoring “a striking juxtaposition between the stylistic ...


Jazz Brazil

Released: 2022
Track listing: Summer Song; Golden; Christmas Black; Frevo; Seven; Bli' Min; Samba Optimista; Tomorrow Knows; Sambartido.


Article: Interview

Joachim Mencel: An Eye on Brooklyn From Poland

Read "Joachim Mencel: An Eye on Brooklyn From Poland" reviewed by Paul Rauch

It is rare when an album is released by a veteran artist that so clearly defines his or her musical identity as a jazz musician, much less speaks musically to the artist's hopes, dreams and passionate pursuits of a lifetime. Such is the case with Polish pianist/composer Joachim Mencel's Brooklyn Eye (Origin, 2022). To Mencel, the ...


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Regarding the Moon

Label: PK Music
Released: 2021
Duration: 07:12


Kinds of Love

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Silk; Kinds of Love; In Time Like Air; The Golden Triangle; Evermore; Passing Jupiter; Life Does Not Wait (A Vida Não Espera); Swoop; Blessings in a Year of Exile.


We Want All the Same Things

Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Each Hidden Joy; Hello Morning; We want All The Same Things; Farther On; Recomeçar; The Light; Give Me More; So Far Away; Tell Him; The Nearness Of You; Angels Gather There; À La Claire Fontaine


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