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