Mauricio Zottarelli

Drummer/Composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music scenes for quite some time. Coming from a musical family, Mauricio was born in Santos, SP, Brazil, but grew up in Rio Claro, SP in a highly musical environment, and it was just a matter of time before he chose a career in music— or as he puts it, music chose him.
His first few years as a professional musician consisted of many performances throughout his native country as well as studio and session work with different artists and bands. At the same time, he pursued a degree in Computer Science, and concluded his studies in 1997. Mauricio moved to the U.S. in 1999 after winning a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA. He majored in Film Scoring, Performance and Arranging, and graduated from the prestigious college in 2002. In the following years, Mauricio studied Indian music with the amazing South Indian guitar player Prasanna, and studied piano and composition with renowned jazz instructor Charlie Banacos. He moved to New York City in 2006.

Improvising in the studio

Mauricio Zottarelli improvising in the studio. MZ uses Soultone Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Lexicon Pro Audio, Mono Cases, FSA Cajons.
Video by Amanda Ruzza
Audio recorded by Matt Graff, using the Lexicon LXP reverbs plug-in.

In the studio #1 - No Standing Zone

Mauricio Zottarelli in the studio, playing an alternate version of his song - No Standing Zone. This song is featured on MZs recording, 7 LIVES, available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, etc....
Mauricio uses and endorses: Soultone Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Lexicon acheter cialis en ligne Pro Audio, Mono Cases, FSA Cajons.

The Group:

Oriente Lopez - piano
Rodrigo Ursaia - sax
Gustavo Assis Brasil - guitar
Itaiguara Brandão - bass

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