The brazilian-born and New York City–based drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music scenes for quite some time. He was awarded an scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, and graduated from the college with a major in Film Scoring, Performance and Arranging. Mauricio is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drummer and artist. He is credited in more than 70 albums so far in his career, and has worked with dozens of the most important and notable artists of today, crossing over many musical styles. ?Some of them are: Hiromi, Dig Trio, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Prasanna, Esperanza Spalding, Keiko Matsui, Richard Bona, Paquito D’Rivera, Cláudio Roditi, Joe Locke, Geoffrey Keezer, Mike Pope, Ivan Lins, Carmen Souza, Chuck Loeb, Chico Pinheiro, Rosa Passos, Dom Salvador, Jovino Santos Neto, Nilson Matta, Toninho Horta, Filó Machado, Cidinho Teixeira group, Hendrik Meurkens, Oriente Lopez, among many others.
In 2009 Mauricio released “7 Lives”, his first album as a leader, and his new 2011 release is a collaboration with pianist Gilson Schachnik called MOZIK. Both discs have been receiving high praises from critics and fans worldwide.
Among the most recent press quotes and news’ polls, the prestigious Jazz Station Blog, written by journalist/producer Arnaldo deSouteiro, considered MOZIK the #1 new talent of 2011 and included the CD in their TOP 15 best of 2011. The blog also listed Mauricio in their top 10 drummers of 2011, and as #3 best drummer of 2012. Also in 2012, Mauricio won the prestigious Brazilian Music Awards (Prêmio da Música Brasileira), the most important music award in Brazil, with artist Dom Salvador and his album “The Art of Samba Jazz”.
Following an ever-growing interest in music education, Mauricio teaches regularly in the NYC area, and has done workshops/clinics in Brazil, Europe and the USA. He has also taught at the world-famous Brazil Camp in California, and he is a regular columnist/writer for Modern Drummer Magazine in Brazi
Mauricio Zottarelli Quartet at Terraza 7. Friday March 4th, 2016 at 9:30 pm.
$10 cover charge for mezzanine