Rafael Barata

Drummer - Music from the heart

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* Rio de Janeiro's first call SambaJazz drummer in the USA. * Grammy winner as drummer. * Bossa Nova Master. * Several Grammy nominations. * Current drummer of Dianne Reeves, Eliane Elias (over 10 years), Jaques Morelenbaum's Cello Samba Trio.

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Barata started playing drums at age of 5. His whole childhood was surrounded by music. Samba and specially Bossa Nova were his playground. This great culture genuine from RJ, Brazil, made his drumming a reference around the world. During his teens years, he started to play with great SambaJazz legends from 60’s that introduced to him the Jazz world. This experience enhanced his jazz approach so much, that years later he went to NY, where he started to play with the Jazz masters.
Barata has been working with Grammy names such as Dianne Reeves, Eliane Elias (over than 10 years), his idol Jaques Morelenbaum (Jobim’s Cello Player/arranger) in their Cello Samba Trio with Lula Galvão, who also introduced him to another legend, the singer Rosa Passos, 20 years ago, when they started to do few projects together.
Here, all you can get is Barata taste and mastery. His playing brings love, authenticity, and music commitment. If you love Brazilian music, Bossa Nova, Jazz Ballads, Traditional Jazz, you will be more than happy.
With 35 years of playing drums, this cutting edge drummer from Brazil, who has worked with absolutely the biggest names of this beautiful music, with the Bossa Nova creators, it will definitely sign your song with some solid signature. Try it on!

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Rafael Barata
  • Eliane Elias
  • Rafael Barata
  • Dave Zinno
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Rafael Barata
  • Dave Zinno
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Rafael Barata
  • Dave Zinno
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Karen Souza
  • Dan Costa
  • Dan Costa
  • Eliane Elias
  • Eliane Elias
  • Roger Davidson
  • Kenny Barron
  • Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights
  • Kenny Barron
  • Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights
  • Carol Saboya
  • Carol Saboya
  • Leo Gandelman
  • Eliane Elias
  • Eliane Elias
  • Luis Galvão
  • Ângela Ro Ro
  • Mario Adnet
  • Muiza Adnet
  • Jorge Albuquerque
  • Marcos Amorim Trio
  • Jorge Albuquerque
  • Marcos Amorim Trio
  • Maurício Einhorn
  • Ângela Ro Ro
  • J.T. Meirelles
  • Durval Ferreira
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Guilherme Dias Gomes
  • João Bosco
  • Gabriel Grossi
  • Ângela Ro Ro
  • Flávio Venturini
  • Carol Saboya
  • Carol Saboya
  • Luis Resto
  • Antonia Bennett
  • Antonia Bennett
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Carol Saboya
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Paula Santoro
  • Ian Faquini
  • Paula Santoro
  • Ian Faquini
  • Mario Adnet
  • Marcos Amorim Trio
  • Marcos Amorim Trio
  • Marcos Amorim Trio
  • Marcos Amorim Trio
  • Ricardo Silveira
  • Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio
  • Ricardo Silveira
  • Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio
  • Ricardo Silveira
  • Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio
  • Dave Zinno
  • Dave Zinno Unisphere
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Marcos Amorim
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Antonio Adolfo
  • Antonio Adolfo

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jaguar S.
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    Magic! Love Rafael’s work. True master!

  2. Review by Didier S.
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    It has been a privilege to collaborate with Rafael. His playing has made the final arrangement far better than it could have been. He put emotion in his work, and one can ear and feel it.
    Thank you very much Rafael!

  3. Review by PL Music
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    thanks Rafael!- highly recommend him to anyone.

  4. Review by Alex
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    Great great player and easy to work with,
    highly recommend Raphael to anyone.

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Terms Of Service

- 24h delivery after scheduled recording date. - 2 complimentary recalls - Price for 5min range track size. - Additional fee for percussion overdubs

GenresSounds Like
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Bill Evans
  • Shirley Horn
Gear Highlights
  • TAMA Star progressive jazz kit
  • ZILDJIAN amazing collection
  • Akg
  • Shure and Neumann mics
  • API
  • BAE
  • Tube/Solidstate UA preamps. Rafael is sponsored by TAMA
  • ZILDJIAN
  • REMO
  • VIC FIRTH and LP
  • worldwide leader brands.
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