BIG BANDS

The big band is one of my favorite kinds of ensemble, to which I have dedicated much of my work.

Scores and parts of my music are available for purchase. Visit my Compositions' Catalog to learn more.

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ORQUESTRA URBANA

São Paulo Big Band.

Orquestra Urbana is big band based on São Paulo and led by Rafael since 2014. The ensemble is comprised of a few of the finest Brazilian jazz musicians, including members of the São Paulo Symphonic Jazz Orchestra and Mantiqueira Band. The group recorded its first CD in 2015 with guest soloist including Brian Lynch, John Daversa, Nailor Azevedo "Proveta", Paulo Braga and André Mehmari.

RAFAEL PICCOLOTTO DE LIMA

JAZZ ORCHESTRA

NEW YORK BIG BANDS

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NY JAZZ COMPOSERS' MOSAIC

Embracing differences through music to inspire a better future.

Founded by three New York-based composers, Jihye Lee (South Korea), Rafael Piccolotto de Lima (Brazil), and Migiwa Miyajima (Japan), the Composers' Mosaic produces events that connect cultures from around the world through jazz, an American art form. We believe jazz inspires us to understand the beauty of diversity and it will lead us to a better future.

“This is an extraordinary example of what art can do and how artists are shaping our society.”

— Doris Rothauer, Author of “Vision & Strategy: Strategic Thinking for Creative and Social Entrepreneurs”

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MÓ COLLECTIVE

NYC Big Band dedicated to performing Brazilian Music.

MÓ Collective is a New York Big Band dedicated to performing Brazilian music. It is a project by Rafael Piccolotto de Lima (conductor) and Lívio Almeida (saxophone).

The repertoire integrates traditional and historical arrangements along with original new works exploring the full potential of the large ensemble.

The ensemble serves as a portrait of the Brazilian production for the big band at the same time that it is a laboratory for new creations.