Brazilian trombonist, arranger, composer and producer. Participated in concerts and recordings with artists such as: Ivan Lins, João Bosco, Bob Mintzer (USA), Erika Ender (PAN/EUA),Hamilton de Holanda, Carlinhos Brown, Ludmila, Roberto Menescal, Melim, Silva and others. Works for The Voice Brasil, Pop Star and plays and writes for several tv shows.
Trombonist, arranger, composer and producer.
Specialization in recording. I record in my home studio, but if necessary, I can do it in a friend's studio.
Trombone Solo (jazz, brazilian music, pop, funk, gospel, soul).
Arrangement and recording fo Horns (trumpet, sax, trombone and other)
Arrangement and recording for Big Band
Arrangement and recording for strings section (quartet, quintet or full ensemble)
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10 ReviewsEndorse Rafael Rocha
Great player! Brought excellent energy and style to my salsa song.
Raf was absolutely amazing. The trombone and the trumpet sounded incredible, way better than I could have imagined. Thank you Raf, will definately be coming back to you!
Rafael helped with my big band arrangement. I feel he put his heart and soul to it. I could not be happier working with him and with the result.
A wonderful trombonist and arranger. I had the opportunity to work with Rafael in several jobs, always a success.
Rafael Rocha is a brilliant musician, we have worked together and he has always been fast and helpful.
Rafael é produtor, arranjador, trombonista de alto nível. Trabalhei muitos anos com ele, com certeza é um do maiores músicos que já conheci.
Rafael is one of the greatest musicians I've ever worked with, a great trombonist and composer arranger, as well as a producer!
Rafael is a great arranger, trombonist and composer. One of the most important and most sought after musicians in his country, we work together in many jobs. His performance as an improviser or as horn brass is highly recommended, very fast to deliver the records.
Rafael is a great trombonist! I've worked with him several times in orchestras and recordings! Besides being a great arranger. Excellent musician and delivers the job in a short time.
Interview with Rafael Rocha
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote a Big Band arrangement to be played on The Voice Brasil with singer Ivete Sangalo and Maria Rita. Ivete is one of the judges of the program in Brazil and she was delighted with the result of the arrangement. The result also pleased me a lot and the repercussion of this was great on social networks.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started studying music as a child. My father is a musician and guided me on this path. I have been working with music for 17 years making recordings and shows. I am graduated in Trombone by the Faculty of Music of Espirito Santo (Brazil) and my career was entirely designed for recording studios and shows. Currently I write many arrangements for TV shows in Brazil and also for great artists of national and international Pop music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I think I am a mixture of Brazilian Music with Jazz, Pop, Rock and Latin.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to take something from your soul to the music, but only as far as the music allows. Otherwise, you may be forcing it to go the other way.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Jazz, Brazilian Music, Soul and Latin.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Some songs need contrast, others need rhythmic support or riffs, others need harmonic support. I try to serve the music, bring what I think is missing from it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a vintage AKG 414, Focusrite Scarlett 212, Protools and Logic card.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Jerry Hey, Andy Martin, Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero and others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Horn section, Trombone Solo