Ulisses Rocha, adjunct professor in the School of Music, has a background in both composing and guitar playing, which has given him the opportunity to work with some of the greatest artists in Brazil.
In early July, he performed at Clube do Choro de Brasília, which is located in Brazil’s capital and considered to be one of the most important venues for Brazilian music in the country. He continued to share his artistry of instrumental music this summer during his time in São Paulo, Brazil by performing at club JazzB, which is well known for showcasing outstanding musicians.
Both his performances included a repertoire of his most recent records: “Soul Colors,” which was nominated for Brazilian Press Awards in 2016, and “Ulisses Rocha - Performing Classics.” Both of these were originally recorded and released in Gainesville.
"The feeling of performing in my home country is the same as Sunday dinner in mom's home,” Rocha said. “My performances in Clube do Choro de Brasilia and Jazz B in São Paulo have put me back with my old friends, emotions and histories. Nice warm up to the fall."