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Mauricio Zottarelli

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Brazilian born, New York City-based drummer/composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music scenes for many years. Called a “superb drummer” by JazzTimes magazine, Zottarelli comes from a musical family and was born in Santos, SP, Brazil, but grew up in Rio Claro, SP in a highly musical environment. 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

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Article: Album Review

Sue Maskaleris: Love is the Key

Read "Love is the Key" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Jazz composer Sue Maskaleris has quite the arsenal of skills in her toolbox. A pianist, vocalist, and crack lyricist, she bestows wry wit in her approach to writing that harkens to Dave Frishberg. Maskaleris is a product of the rich hummus of New York schools. She studied arranging with Don Sebesky and composition at Manhattan School ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Sandberg Quartet: Alaya

Read "Alaya" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The best word to sum up pianist Steve Sandberg's work is expansive. If his own performance history doesn't make that point clearly enough--he's hobnobbed with Brazilian music royalty like the Gilberto clan, made his mark on the salsa world by working with artists like Ruben Blades and Celia Cruz, touched down time and again in the ...

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Article: Album Review

Filtron M: Astoria Roots Live

Read "Astoria Roots Live" reviewed by James Nadal


In a genuine international collaborative effort, with sessions recorded in New York and Zurich, Astoria Roots Live showcases the eclectic sounds of Filtron M, performing in a live setting. Launched as a musicians' collective based out of New York under the direction of pianist/composer Manu Koch, this project has expanded into Europe and integrated musicians from ...

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Article: Album Review

Gabriel Espinosa: Songs Of Bacharach And Manzanero

Read "Songs Of Bacharach And Manzanero" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


American pop sophisticate Burt Bacharach and Mexican bolero icon Armando Manzanero may not seem like a good fit for a binary tribute album, but that combination actually works. Why, you ask? The answer is fairly simple: When you boil down the music that each of those men created, you're left with indelible melodies, beautiful and colorful ...

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Article: Interview

Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz

Read "Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz" reviewed by Samuel Quinto FRSA


When such a vast style as Latin Jazz is explored by musicians of various nationalities, when rhythmic elements are combined, when a portion of good taste and brilliance is added to this mixture, the result could not be different: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz. Fabio Torres is a great example of all this. ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Latin Jazz Roundup: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, Terceto Kali, Will Jarvis, Livio Almeida, & Sergio Pereira

Read "Latin Jazz Roundup: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, Terceto Kali, Will Jarvis, Livio Almeida, & Sergio Pereira" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


A wide variety of recent Latin jazz releases. Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and flamenco influences are all represented. Mike Freeman ZonaVibe Blue Tjade VOF Recordings 2015 Vibraphonist Mike Freeman leads his ZonaVibe group through an exciting program of Latin jazz originals on his sixth album as leader. The title tune ...

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News: Recording

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Releases New Album - "Chromatic Dialogues"

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Releases New Album - "Chromatic Dialogues"

Much to the anticipation of guitarists worldwide, guitar virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil has released a new album Chromatic Dialogues! The tracks were conceived and recorded in jny: Boston, jny: Los Angeles, and jny: Pittsburgh during the Fall of 2015, and brought to Grammy winner engineer Dave Darlington for mixing and mastering at Bass Hit Studios, jny: New ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Allison Adams Tucker, the California-based multi-lingual jazz vocalist, will perform at the Blue Note Sunday Brunch in jny: New York City on January 17, 2016 for two sets at 11:30am & 1:30pm. Tucker will be previewing selections from her upcoming album WANDERlust, as well as presenting a program of Brazilian-infused jazz tunes that she sings in ...

Article: Album Review

Richard Galliano: Sentimentale

Read "Sentimentale" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Disco “quasi" di jazz per un Richard Galliano passato dalla musette al tango, da Ron Carter a Michel Portal, da Bach alla canzone d'autore, da Wynton Marsalis al trio con Larry Grenadier e Clarence Penn. Ma che qui, assieme ad altri due strumenti armonici--il pianoforte di Tamir Hendelman e la chitarra di Anthony Wilson, peraltro entrambi ...


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