Monday, July 21, 2014

MZ Quintet Live at Blue Note NYC july 25th

Mauricio Zottarelli Quintet Live at Blue Note NYC
FRIDAY - JULY 25th 2014 - 11:45pm (doors open)

Part of Brasil Summer Fest 2014

Mauricio Zottarelli Quintet returns to the historic Blue Note NYC stage on Friday, July 25th, for their Late Night Series.

The night will be filled with the sounds of Brazilian Music and Jazz, through original songs by the group, a few Brazilian standards and some brand new music!

We are extremely honored to present this show as part of the awesome Brasil Summerfest 2014. Don't Miss it!!

The band:
Mauricio Zottarelli - drums
Oriente Lopez - flute
Itaiguara Brandão - bass
Gustavo Assis-Brasil - guitar
Klaus Mueller - piano

For tickets/reservations, click here

Monday, June 16, 2014

5 anos de "7 Vidas"!

5 anos de "7 Vidas"! (7 Lives)
Algumas notas e histórias da produção........ por MZ

 As primeiras ideias do que viria a ser o disco "7 Vidas" começaram a aparecer por volta de 2006. Eu estava estudando composição com Charlie Banacos, um dos maiores professores e mentores que já tive. Apesar de ter trabalhado com ele por pouco tempo (3 meses) seus ensinamentos e entusiasmo me marcaram muito, e ainda são fundamentais em tudo que faço musicalmente.

5 years of "7 Lives"!

5 Years of "7 Lives"!
Here are a few notes on the album, and its production........ by MZ

The first ideas for what would become the album "7 Lives" started coming to me around 2006. I was studying composition with Charlie Banacos, one of the most amazing teachers and mentors I ever had. Although I worked with him for a short period of time (3 months), his teachings and words of encouragement stayed with me and still play a major role on everything I do musically.

5 Years of "7 Lives" - CD/Download Promo Sale!

Dear friends!!
I am so happy to report to all of you that this month of June we are celebrating 5 years of the release of my first solo album "7 Lives"!

 It was one of the most important moments of my career, and something I am so grateful and proud of!

To celebrate this very special moment with all of you, we have a very special promotion, but it's only happening THIS WEEK!! (June 16th to June 22nd, 2014)

You can download the 7 Lives record this week for $5 !!!
Individual track downloads are $0.50
If you want to get a physical copy of 7 Lives, that is also specially priced at $9.

These discounts are ONLY happening on the CDBaby Website
Just click HERE to go to CDBaby where you can listen and purchase the record.

Thank you for your support,  hope you enjoy the music!
All the best,

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Por Mauricio Zottarelli

(texto originalmente publicado na Revista Modern Drummer Brasil, Maio/2014)
Olá, amigo! Nesta postagem eu gostaria de falar sobre algumas ideias que vêm me intrigando. Explico melhor. Algumas situações recentes me fizeram pensar em como nós todos (incluindo a nova geração de músicos e artistas que surge agora) escutamos música. Como, onde, de que forma, com qual frequência e, obviamente, como isso influencia nossa maneira de tocar e expressar nossa arte e nossa voz.
Portanto, vamos deixar um pouco de lado os exercícios técnicos, as partituras, nossa bateria e a sala de estudo. Vamos analisar um pouco como estamos ouvindo e assimilando a música atualmente. Em primeiro lugar, eis algumas dessas situações a que me refiro acima:


By Mauricio Zottarelli 

(text originally published on the magazine Modern Drummer Brazil- May 2014)

Hello, my dear friends! On this post I would like to talk about some ideas that have been intriguing me for a while. Let me explain…. Some recent situations made ​​me think about how we all (including the new generation of musicians and artists coming up now) listen to music. How, where, in which way, how often, and obviously how all that influences our way of playing and expressing our art and our voice. 
So let's leave aside the technical exercises, musical scores, our instruments and practice rooms. Let's analyze for a bit how we are hearing and assimilating the music today. Firstly, here are some of the situations to which I refer above: 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CD Release concerts with Mike Pope and House of Cardinals band!

I am so looking forward to these upcoming dates with the amazing bassist/composer Mike Pope and his band, the House of Cardinals -  featuring Joe Locke, Eldar Djangirov, Bob Franceschini and Mauricio Zottarelli. 

June 4 - Blues Alley
- Washington DC -  buy tickets: 8pm and 10pm
June 6 - An Die Musik - Baltimore, MD - buy tickets: 8pm and 9:30pm
June 10 - Regattabar - Cambridge MA - buy tickets 7:30pm

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