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Mozik, Mozik

Mozik -[|]- Mozik -(MP3)- [Mozik, 2011]

[Biography] 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, Mauricio was born in Santos, SP, Brazil, but grew up in Rio Claro, SP, in a highly 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.

His first few years as a professional musician consisted of many performances throughout his native country with different Brazilian groups and artists, as well as studio and session work. At the same time, he pursued a degree in Computer Science, and concluded his studies in 1997.

Mauricio moved to the US in 1999, after winning a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA. He majored in Film Scoring, Arranging and Performance, and graduated from the prestigious college in 2002. In the following years, Mauricio studied Indian music with the amazing South Indian guitar player Prasanna, and studied piano and composition with renowned jazz instructor Charlie Banacos. He moved to New York City in 2006.

Mauricio is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drummer and artist. He is credited in more than 70 albums so far in his career. He is also the co-leader of the jazz-fusion project Dig Trio, which released its first CD in 2003 and received great reviews from critics and audiences alike. In 2005, he was unanimously elected the best drummer at the 2005 Emergenza International Festival for Independent bands (Boston finals).

..:: SOURCE: MZDrums.com ::..