All Saxophones / Flute
Piano / Keyboards
Guitar..Acoustic / Electric / Bass
Drums / Percussions Vocals
Writing / Producing all genres
Rocco Barbato began studying the saxophone at the age of eight. Syracuse Sxophone Cinician, Gerald Santy planted the technical skills that gave Rocco his solid foundation. Commendable on the saxophones he brought school musics programs to the highest level. Rocco graduated with honors from the Grove School of Music and was awarded most talented in national competitions. While attending the Grove School he worked with Rob McConnel (Boss Brass), Jay Daversa "Stan Kenton Big Band", Lanny Morgan and Med Flory (Super Saxophone), and Peter Erskines and Joel Di Bartolo (Johnny Carson - Tonight Show Band)
Rocco headlined with just artists as Grover Washington Jr., Kirk Whalum, The Robert Cray Band, Kansas, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, The Rippingtons, Harvey Mason, Gladys Knight, Rick Springfield, Dr. Jon, Robert Conti and much more.
Performing national music venues, club dates, recording sessions, and off-broadway led Rocco to endorse for major music instrument companies, and is currently a Conn-Selmer artist. Rocco has been selected as one of the top ten saxophonists in the United States by BET On Jazz.
Rocco captivates audiences with his amazing energy and passionate saxophone style. For the last decade, he has performed at the top resort casinos on the Las Vegas strip, including a four-year run at the Bellagio, flooded by a five year engagement with nationally renowned comedian/impressionist, Gordie Brown. Rocco is currently performing with the Donny & Marie Show at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.