Born in Brasília, Brazil, Maurício de Souza is a jazz drummer who easily performs in
both traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. His good taste and finesse have
allowed him to play in numerous settings with various accomplished musicians. De
Souza was a pupil of world renowned jazz drummer Joe Morello. He has also studied
with Ney Rosauro and distinguished all-round percussion teacher Glenn Weber. Aside
from the inspiration of Mr. Morello, other influential performers include Buddy Rich,
Airto Moreira, Dave Weckl, Roy Haynes, and Bill Stewart.
Coming from a musical family, de Souza began playing the drums at age eleven