Rogerio Boccato Quarteto – the ‘After Bossa Nova’ project

Here with the ‘After Bossa Nova‘ project, Rogerio leads a stellar quartet through some of the lesser-known pieces by the greatest among the post-Bossa Nova generation of Brazilian composers, such as Toninho Horta, Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascimento and Edu Lobo. The group’s approach to their material revolves around openness and interaction, using the motifs of each song as a springboard for instant group compositions, or as they like to call it, to collectively “recompose” the songs on the bandstand. It is a fresh and ever-changing approach to Post-Bossa Nova music.

Duluth masterclass

Nando Michelin (piano), Jay Anderson (bass) and Dan Blake (saxophones)

Please, check out some videos and audio of this project below:


A live recording of “Cravo e Canela” (Milton Nascimento) from our concert at UoM, Duluth: