During the course of my studies and career I performed the trumpet, saxophones (soprano, alto and tenor) and flute. I also use the piano as my main instrument to compose. My experience as an instrumental performer range from chamber music to samba bands and jazz Big Band.
Since 2012 I don't perform as an instrumentalist.
Rafael de Lima Quartet
2012 CD recording documentary. This was my very last project as an instrumental performer, recorded a semester after I moved to the United States.
Gafieira Camisa Amarela
2010 Studio session, Campinas, Brazil. I was one of the founders of this gafieira samba group, playing saxophones and arranging.