Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, Joca Perpignan is a percussionist / vocalist / songwriter with a multicultural background and over 20 years of international musical experience.
At the age of 15 Joca moved to Tel-Aviv and has developed a successful career in both countries, Brazil and Israel.
Joca is currently a member of the israeli known group, the Idan Raichel Project and he is currently releasing his second solo album "Manso Balanço" (Saladesom Records/ High Fidelity Records – Brazil/ Israel) with original music, featuring great special guest artists including singers Mira Awad, Din Din Aviv, Delcio Carvalho (In Memoriam), clarinetist Anat Cohen, pianist Alon Yavnai and more...
His first album "Entreventos" was released in 2006 by the Brazilian label Lumiar Discos.
Over the years, Joca has presented his music at international festivals and clubs, including the Praia do Forte Jazz Festival (Bahia, Brazil), the Red Sea Jazz Festival (Israel), the St. Petersburg Latin Festival (Russia); the Punta del Este Jazz Festival (Uruguay), the Zinc Bar in New York city, the Mistura Fina and Sala Baden Powel in Rio de Janeiro.
As a side-man percussionist, the Brazilian-Israeli musician has performed worldwide and has worked with top artists from all over the world including Brazil: Armandinho Macedo, João Donato, Jussara Silveira, Luciana Souza, Denise Reis, Paula Morelenbaum, Aurea Martins, Beth Carvalho, Jorge Aragão, DJ Marcelinho DaLua; Cape Verde: The Mendes Brothers, Mayra Andrade; Cuba: Paquito D'Rivera; Colombia: Edmar Castaneda and Israel: Matti Caspi, Yoni Rechter,
Arik Einstein (In Memoriam) and more...