Drummer/Composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music scenes for quite some time. Coming from a musical family, he was born in Santos, SP, Brazil, but moved with his parents to their hometown, Rio Claro, SP still as a toddler. With the city's and country 's rich music and culture traditions all around him, Mauricio grew up in an intense musical environment, and it was just a matter of time before he chose a career in music - or as he puts it, music chose him.
Best known for his musicality, impeccable time and groove, his facility on the drum set, and his ability to play in many different styles, Mauricio is often seen performing with some of the most preeminent jazz, fusion, pop/rock, Latin and Brazilian names in today's music scene. In 2009, Mauricio joined the Japanese pianist Hiromi’s super group - Hiromi’s Sonicbloom, for their worldwide concerts and tours. Also in June of this year, Mauricio released his first album, entitled “7 Lives”, which includes several of his own compositions. The record has an amazing line-up of some of the best names in jazz and Brazilian music, performing a unique mix of Brazilian jazz, fusion and jazz.