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Marcelo Boccato


Jazz Pianist and Educator

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Marcelo Boccato


Jazz Pianist and Educator

Marcelo Boccato Kuyumjian, originally from Campinas, Brazil, earned his bachelor’s degree in Popular Music at UNICAMP and holds a Master’s of Music degree from the University of Iowa. During his tenure at U of Iowa, he was a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Jazz. He is currently pursuing his DMA in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, having received the Lemann Graduate Fellowship for Brazilian Studies and also served as the Jazz Piano Teaching Assistant.

Marcelo has performed with the University of Iowa’s Johnson County Landmark and the University of Illinois’ Concert Jazz Band, as well as artist such as Jimmy Greene, Dana Hall, Clark Sommers, Geof Bradfield, Tito Carrillo, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Larry Grey, Joel Spencer, Cléber Almeida and Rodrigo Ursaia. Most recently, he has been collaborating with the Chicago trumpet player Tito Carrillo, appearing at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in 2014 and also leading his Brazilian Quartet with Diego Garbin, Bruno Migotto and Cleber Almeida.

As a researcher, Marcelo is interested in the different interactions between Jazz and Brazilian music, having presented papers and lectures on this topic at the University of Maryland, University of Texas, the Popular Culture Association National Conference and the IASPM Biannual International Conference. In addition to the Lemann Graduate Fellowship, he has also been awarded the TINKER Research Fellowship.

 

 

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Video


Video


Marcelo Boccato Quartet

Almanaque Café - August 2014

DIEGO GARBIN  trumpet  |  BRUNO MIGOTTO  bass  |  CLÉBER ALMEIDA drums 

 

Solo Piano

Solo piano arrangement of Sabiá (Tom Jobim & Chico Buarque)
Recorded at the Music Building Auditorium, UIUC. April 27th, 2015.
Marcelo Boccato Kuyumjian - piano

Solo piano arrangement of 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
Recorded at the Music Building Auditorium, UIUC. July 1st, 2014.
Marcelo Boccato Kuyumjian - piano

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Music


Music


Marcelo Boccato Quintet @ Cafe Vivaldi NYC - November 2015

Marcelo Boccato - Piano
Caroline Davis - Alto Sax
Gianni Gagliardi - Tenor Sax
Mat Muntz - Bass
Jay Sawyer - Drums

 

The Servant - Marcelo Boccato

Performed by the University of Illinois' Concert Jazz Band, dir. Prof. Chip McNeil
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - May, 2013