Real Name:
Itacyr "Bocato" Júnior
Trombonist, Composer, Arranger

Born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, November 30, 1960
Itacyr Bocato Junior, Bocato (S. Bernardo do Campo, SP, 1960) is a trombonist, composer and arranger with a high quality and creativity. Since his teenager he played in school bands which gave him the passion for this instrument (trombone). That passion led him to study composition and conducting at USP (University of Sao Paulo). His talent opened doors to him play with many important MPB singers as Rita Lee, Ney Matogrosso, Roberto Carlos, Elis Regina and others.
Soon Bocato started his own band , Banda Metalurgica that in 1982 released a wonderful album ("Metallurgical Band"/1982) with extremely dynamic and exciting horn arrangements and mixing swing rhythms of Choro, MPB, samba, fox and traditional jazz..
From the Band Metallurgical he still worked with the Banda do Bloco, in 1987 and then he lifted his first solo career, the album "Dream of an Anarchist" (1987). Since then he has recorded 10 albums and also had participated in many jazz festivals in Montreux, Moscow and Zurich.
Bocato actually plays in shows Tvs, dedicate his free time for new musical projects and you can always see him in shows, mostly, in Sao Paulo.
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Bocato Discography


018 Bocato E Banda Bloco Bocato E Banda Bloco - Lixo Atômico(LP) Baratos Afins 018 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
BA 034 Bocato Sonho De Um Anarquista(LP) Baratos Afins BA 034 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
BA 038 Bocato Conserto Para Um Trombone Quebrado(LP) Baratos Afins BA 038 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
Bocato Abruxa-Te (Album) Baratos Afins Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
L-177/002 Bocato Samba de Zamba(CD, Album, dig) L177 L-177/002 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
ELO0011 Bocato Cacique Cantareira(CD, Album) Elo Music ELO0011 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version

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