On Grammy Nominated (and Winner) Albums!!

Great news about Alan Ferber‘s ‘Jigsaw‘ and Billy Child‘s ‘Rebirth‘ albums, both nominated for a Grammy this year!! I am honored to have contributed with some percussion parts on both of these recordings. And Billy Childs‘ album actually won the grammy for best jazz album of the year!!!! Many congrats to Billy and Alan and to all the musicians involved on these two recordings!



Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Series

ISTMO TRIO is playing this Sunday (May 21st) as part of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Series at the Queens Library in Flushing, NYC. And we are having a very special guest: Gilad Hekselman on guitar!

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New Releases!

I am very happy to announce I’ve been part of this amazing new recording of the John Patitucci Trio.

John Patitucci Trio: IRMÃOS DE FÉ – with Yotam Silberstein

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John Patitucci Trio new release

Very excited about this new project led by the great John Patitucci (with my brother Yotam Silberstein on guitars)!!! The recording (on LP only!) is coming out on February 24th, produced by Newvelle Records. Here’s a teaser of one of the tunes, “Nilopolitano”, by Dominguinhos…


“And He Will Be Our Brother” – a concert to benefit the Syrian people

“He Will Be Our Brother” – a concert to benefit the Syrian people through the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS Foundation)

An evening of music featuring: Edmar Castañeda, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Kevin Hays, Gregoire Maret, John Ellis, Matt Clohesy, Magos Herrera, Rogério Boccato, Vitor Gonçalves and Asaran Earth Trio.

7:30pm at Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Ave, NYC)

Free admission, donations encouraged.


rogerio boccato quarteto – recording in the making!

What an amazing time we had in the studio on June 1 & 2 recording the music we’ve been working on as a group since 2013. Really looking forward to sharing this music with all of you!! It’s my first CD as a leader, so this is a very special project for me. I feel very privileged to have great friends and amazing musicians helping me to realize my musical vision: Jay Anderson, Nando Michelin, Dan Blake: thank you guys so much!!
Stay tuned!

Summer Rhythmic Workout – 2016

Summer is almost here and we will all have some extra time on our hands. So, if you find yourself in NYC during the month of August, consider coming to the various intensive workshops I’m putting together to work on your rhythmic skills: from RITMICA to all sorts of Brazilian music styles. Open to all instrumentalists and vocalists, we will dig deep into all-things-rhythm!

More info and details here

messiaen’s gumbo – john patitucci trio

“Messiaen’s Gumbo” (J. Patitucci) – CD release concert @ Dizzy’s Club – NYC; August 2009. With John Patitucci (bass), Joe Lovano (tenor sax/flute) and Brian Blade (drums).

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alfonsina y el mar with the ISTMO Trio & special guest Edmar Castañeda

Live at the Cornelia Street Cafe – Jan 19th, 2015

cais – (milton nascimento) – rb quarteto

Rogerio Boccato Quarteto, Live at Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC – June 15th, 2014

cochichando – (pixinguinha) – aguamarinha trio

Live at the Newington Library (Newington, CT, USA) – with Nailor Proveta/clarinet, Arismar do Espírito Santo/7string guitar. (2006)

bicycle ride – (toninho horta) – rb quarteto

Live at the Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, MN (2013)

cravo e canela – (milton nascimento) – rb quarteto

Live at the Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, MN (2013)

morro velho – (milton nascimento) – rb quarteto

Live at the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series – University Settlement (NYC); March 2013.