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Book Rafael Barata to collaborate on your music.
Live, from anywhere.

1 hour recording session

- Track arrangements discussion
- Up to 3 full takes of two 3-4 minute songs
- Additional takes to re-record specific parts

$139.00
2 hours recording session

- Track arrangements discussion
- Up to 3 full takes of four 3-4 minute songs
- Additional takes to re-record specific parts

$259.00
30m recording session

- Track arrangements discussion
- Up to 3 full takes of a 3-4 minute songs

$79.00

Rafael Barata

GRAMMY® Award winning drummer

Book Rafael to record drums and percussion on your track.

Starting at

€79

Reviews

“Rafael is one of the best drummers I have ever played with. He brings to the table a
DEEP Knowledge of Brazilian music, but also has an incredible concept as a jazz
drummer. The marriage of these two sounds make Rafael one of the most unique voices on the drums I have ever heard. We have recorded two albums together and are about to record a third. Also, I’d like to say that he has an incredible home studio setup, and really gets a studio quality sound from his home.”

Mike Tucker, Saxophonist with 10 time Grammy award-winning artist Arturo Sandoval, Faculty Berklee College of Music.

“One of the greatest talents I met during my almost fifty-year career in Brazilian Music
is named Rafael Barata, an exquisite drummer, percussionist, and most of all, real musician, presented to me by another genius, the master guitarist and composer Lula Galvão. Such my enchant for Rafael’s finesse, technique, sense of dynamics and technical
sophistication and perfectionism, prompted me to invite him to join me in my solo project, CelloSam3aTrio, as well as to invite him to countless recordings that I have produced the past fifteen years. Complete and extremely competent musician, Rafael brings with great spontaneity in his art, the Brazilian taste of samba such as very few can do it.”

Jaques Morelenbaum, Brazilian cellist, arranger, conductor, composer and music producer, multi-awarded, multi Grammy winner.

“Talking about Rafael Barata is talking about a great music master. Its technical
mastery and its elegance, precision, finesse, musicality, in the end, make him one of the greatest in his instrument, the drums. And I'm not the only one who says it. It is not idly, for more than 10 years he is part of almost all of my projects,
guaranteeing, therefore, the level of excellence necessary to achieve success. Having recently been nominated several times for the Latin Grammy and the Grammy,
I have much to thank this splendid musician.”

Antonio Adolfo, pianist, composer, arranger, educator, publisher, multi awarded, multi Grammy
nominated, more than 50 years in music industry.

If you want to record live drums or percussion on your tracks, Rafael Barata is your guy!


Rio de Janeiro’s first call Samba Jazz drummer in the USA, GRAMMY® award winner as drummer, Bossa Nova Master, Several GRAMMY® nominations, current drummer of Dianne Reeves, Eliane Elias (over than 10 years) and 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. As an educator, Barata has delivered masterclasses at top-tier universities and music schools around the world, being also a study subject.


During his teens years, he started his studio work at age of 14 to BMG Japan label. He won both international drum contests he joined – BATUKA - at age of 15 and Batuka Masters at 19. At same time he started to play with the greatest SambaJazz legends from the 60's that introduced the Jazz world to him. This experience enhanced his jazz approach so much that years later he went to NY, where he started to play with the US 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, you will get Barata’s taste and mastery. His playing brings love, authenticity, and music

commitment. His bio brings an ultrawide selection of names he had worked with. From Rock to Pop or Bossa Nova to Jazz, here are few names such as Milton Nascimento, Toots Thielemans, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Werner, Lisa Ono, JT Meirelles, Osmar Milito, Emílio Santiago, Rosa Passos, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Leny Andrade, Christian McBride, Ivan Lins, Angela Ro Ro, Liz Rosa, Nana Caymmi, Boca Livre, Antonia Bennett, Paula Morelenbaum, Carol Saboya, Roberto Menescal, Antonio Adolfo, João Donato, Jaques Morelenbaum, Lula Galvão, Maurício Einhorn, Mario Adnet, Moacir Santos, Hélio Celso, Idriss Boudrioua, Durval Ferreira, Marcos Amorim, Jeff Gardner, Paulo Moura, Dave liebman, Leo Gandelman, Hamilton de Holanda, Gabriel Grossi, Hermeto Pascoal, Oscar Castro Neves, Dario Galante, Marcos Valle, Raul de Souza, Wilson das Neves, Chiara Civello, Jenny Robson, João Bosco.


If you love Brazilian music, Bossa Nova, Jazz Ballads, Traditional Jazz, you will be more than happy and for the other styles Barata will be more than happy to translate your ideas to the drumkit and finally to your music! Always with love, care and respect!


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 and big names of the music industry, will definitely sign your song with some special pen! Try it on!


You can book Rafael Barata to record live drums/ percussion on your track today, from €79.

Available Instruments

World-class drum kits, vintage snares and percussion, preamps and microphones.

Credits

Flora Martinez - Keep'n Love

Dave Zinno - Unisphere

Karen Souza - Velvet Vault

Mario Adnet - + Jobim Jazz

João Bosco - Mano Que Zuera

Sample Tracks

Unisphere - Michelle - Album Stories Told
00:00 / 00:36
Unisphere Babycakes
00:00 / 00:33
The Opener
00:00 / 00:32
Pedras Rolando - Marcos Amorim
00:00 / 00:36
Cello Samba Trio - Tim-Tim por Tim-Tim
00:00 / 00:36
Rafael Barata - Lambada de Serpente
00:00 / 00:33
Gabriel Grossi Quinteto 3 Em Movimento
00:00 / 00:31
André Vasconcellos - Estrada Real
00:00 / 00:38
Antonio Adolfo - Killer Joe
00:00 / 00:30
Carol Saboya - Fragile
00:00 / 00:31
Boca Livre - Rio Amazonas
00:00 / 00:29
Antonio Adolfo - Atlantica
00:00 / 00:31

Rafael Barata

GRAMMY® Award winning drummer

If you want to record live drums or percussion on your tracks, Rafael Barata is your guy!


Rio de Janeiro’s first call Samba Jazz drummer in the USA, GRAMMY® award winner as drummer, Bossa Nova Master, Several GRAMMY® nominations, current drummer of Dianne Reeves, Eliane Elias (over than 10 years) and 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. As an educator, Barata has delivered masterclasses at top-tier universities and music schools around the world, being also a study subject.


During his teens years, he started his studio work at age of 14 to BMG Japan label. He won both international drum contests he joined – BATUKA - at age of 15 and Batuka Masters at 19. At same time he started to play with the greatest SambaJazz legends from the 60's that introduced the Jazz world to him. This experience enhanced his jazz approach so much that years later he went to NY, where he started to play with the US 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, you will get Barata’s taste and mastery. His playing brings love, authenticity, and music

commitment. His bio brings an ultrawide selection of names he had worked with. From Rock to Pop or Bossa Nova to Jazz, here are few names such as Milton Nascimento, Toots Thielemans, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Werner, Lisa Ono, JT Meirelles, Osmar Milito, Emílio Santiago, Rosa Passos, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Leny Andrade, Christian McBride, Ivan Lins, Angela Ro Ro, Liz Rosa, Nana Caymmi, Boca Livre, Antonia Bennett, Paula Morelenbaum, Carol Saboya, Roberto Menescal, Antonio Adolfo, João Donato, Jaques Morelenbaum, Lula Galvão, Maurício Einhorn, Mario Adnet, Moacir Santos, Hélio Celso, Idriss Boudrioua, Durval Ferreira, Marcos Amorim, Jeff Gardner, Paulo Moura, Dave liebman, Leo Gandelman, Hamilton de Holanda, Gabriel Grossi, Hermeto Pascoal, Oscar Castro Neves, Dario Galante, Marcos Valle, Raul de Souza, Wilson das Neves, Chiara Civello, Jenny Robson, João Bosco.


If you love Brazilian music, Bossa Nova, Jazz Ballads, Traditional Jazz, you will be more than happy and for the other styles Barata will be more than happy to translate your ideas to the drumkit and finally to your music! Always with love, care and respect!


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 and big names of the music industry, will definitely sign your song with some special pen! Try it on!


You can book Rafael Barata to record live drums/ percussion on your track today, from €79.

Starting at

€79

Reviews

“Rafael is one of the best drummers I have ever played with. He brings to the table a
DEEP Knowledge of Brazilian music, but also has an incredible concept as a jazz
drummer. The marriage of these two sounds make Rafael one of the most unique voices on the drums I have ever heard. We have recorded two albums together and are about to record a third. Also, I’d like to say that he has an incredible home studio setup, and really gets a studio quality sound from his home.”

Mike Tucker, Saxophonist with 10 time Grammy award-winning artist Arturo Sandoval, Faculty Berklee College of Music.

“One of the greatest talents I met during my almost fifty-year career in Brazilian Music
is named Rafael Barata, an exquisite drummer, percussionist, and most of all, real musician, presented to me by another genius, the master guitarist and composer Lula Galvão. Such my enchant for Rafael’s finesse, technique, sense of dynamics and technical
sophistication and perfectionism, prompted me to invite him to join me in my solo project, CelloSam3aTrio, as well as to invite him to countless recordings that I have produced the past fifteen years. Complete and extremely competent musician, Rafael brings with great spontaneity in his art, the Brazilian taste of samba such as very few can do it.”

Jaques Morelenbaum, Brazilian cellist, arranger, conductor, composer and music producer, multi-awarded, multi Grammy winner.

“Talking about Rafael Barata is talking about a great music master. Its technical
mastery and its elegance, precision, finesse, musicality, in the end, make him one of the greatest in his instrument, the drums. And I'm not the only one who says it. It is not idly, for more than 10 years he is part of almost all of my projects,
guaranteeing, therefore, the level of excellence necessary to achieve success. Having recently been nominated several times for the Latin Grammy and the Grammy,
I have much to thank this splendid musician.”

Antonio Adolfo, pianist, composer, arranger, educator, publisher, multi awarded, multi Grammy
nominated, more than 50 years in music industry.

If you want to record live drums or percussion on your tracks, Rafael Barata is your guy!


Rio de Janeiro’s first call Samba Jazz drummer in the USA, GRAMMY® award winner as drummer, Bossa Nova Master, Several GRAMMY® nominations, current drummer of Dianne Reeves, Eliane Elias (over than 10 years) and 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. As an educator, Barata has delivered masterclasses at top-tier universities and music schools around the world, being also a study subject.


During his teens years, he started his studio work at age of 14 to BMG Japan label. He won both international drum contests he joined – BATUKA - at age of 15 and Batuka Masters at 19. At same time he started to play with the greatest SambaJazz legends from the 60's that introduced the Jazz world to him. This experience enhanced his jazz approach so much that years later he went to NY, where he started to play with the US 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, you will get Barata’s taste and mastery. His playing brings love, authenticity, and music

commitment. His bio brings an ultrawide selection of names he had worked with. From Rock to Pop or Bossa Nova to Jazz, here are few names such as Milton Nascimento, Toots Thielemans, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Werner, Lisa Ono, JT Meirelles, Osmar Milito, Emílio Santiago, Rosa Passos, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Leny Andrade, Christian McBride, Ivan Lins, Angela Ro Ro, Liz Rosa, Nana Caymmi, Boca Livre, Antonia Bennett, Paula Morelenbaum, Carol Saboya, Roberto Menescal, Antonio Adolfo, João Donato, Jaques Morelenbaum, Lula Galvão, Maurício Einhorn, Mario Adnet, Moacir Santos, Hélio Celso, Idriss Boudrioua, Durval Ferreira, Marcos Amorim, Jeff Gardner, Paulo Moura, Dave liebman, Leo Gandelman, Hamilton de Holanda, Gabriel Grossi, Hermeto Pascoal, Oscar Castro Neves, Dario Galante, Marcos Valle, Raul de Souza, Wilson das Neves, Chiara Civello, Jenny Robson, João Bosco.


If you love Brazilian music, Bossa Nova, Jazz Ballads, Traditional Jazz, you will be more than happy and for the other styles Barata will be more than happy to translate your ideas to the drumkit and finally to your music! Always with love, care and respect!


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 and big names of the music industry, will definitely sign your song with some special pen! Try it on!


You can book Rafael Barata to record live drums/ percussion on your track today, from €79.

Available Instruments

World-class drum kits, vintage snares and percussion, preamps and microphones.

Credits

Flora Martinez - Keep'n Love

Dave Zinno - Unisphere

Karen Souza - Velvet Vault

Mario Adnet - + Jobim Jazz

João Bosco - Mano Que Zuera

Sample Tracks

Unisphere - Michelle - Album Stories Told
00:00 / 00:36
Unisphere Babycakes
00:00 / 00:33
The Opener
00:00 / 00:32
Pedras Rolando - Marcos Amorim
00:00 / 00:36
Cello Samba Trio - Tim-Tim por Tim-Tim
00:00 / 00:36
Rafael Barata - Lambada de Serpente
00:00 / 00:33
Gabriel Grossi Quinteto 3 Em Movimento
00:00 / 00:31
André Vasconcellos - Estrada Real
00:00 / 00:38
Antonio Adolfo - Killer Joe
00:00 / 00:30
Carol Saboya - Fragile
00:00 / 00:31
Boca Livre - Rio Amazonas
00:00 / 00:29
Antonio Adolfo - Atlantica
00:00 / 00:31

GRAMMY® Award Winner for
Best Latin Jazz Album

Batuka Masters 2000
Award Winner

Drummer for 5x GRAMMY®
Award Winner Dianne Reeves

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