Born in Brasília, Brazil, Maurício de Souza is a professional jazz drummer who easily performs in both
traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. De Souza was a pupil of world renowned jazz drummer Joe Morello.
Coming from a musical family, de Souza began playing drums at age eleven. His early interest in complex
music led him to explore numerous styles ranging from progressive rock, to classical music, to jazz.
Since 2004, de Souza has directed/performed with his own groups: Maurício de Souza Group (Straight Ahead
Jazz) and Bossa Brasil® (Brazilian Jazz). As a band leader, he has released four albums to date: ˝Here