Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mauricio Zottarelli Quintet Live at Iridium NYC

 Mauricio Zottarelli Quintet Live at Iridium NYC

Mauricio Zottarelli quintet will perform at the Iridium stage for the first time! Come out to support the band and this wonderful venue! The show will feature Mauricio's compositions and arrangements from his record "7 Lives" plus new material. Don't miss it!



The band:

Oriente Lopez - flute
Alex Brown - piano
Yotam Silberstein - guitar
Itaiguara Brandão - bass
Mauricio Zottarelli - drums

See you there!!!


Free Drums Video Lessons!!

Hi guys!
I am very happy to share these two video lessons, which are part of a series of videos coming up on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL, called #MZDRUMS VIDEO TIPS (subscribe to the channel HERE).
More videos will be coming out, so make sure you subscribe to the channel so you don't miss anything! :-)
Also, both videos have a free PDF download that will help you follow the lesson and practice on your kit!

The first one is a BASS DRUM EXERCISE - This is a cool exercise to improve your bass drum control, technique, groove - and it will help your overall feel and groove on the kit. Also, it's a nice coordination workout!
PDF download:

The next one is called PARADIDDLES WITH BASS DRUM HITS - it's an interesting way to practice your paradiddles with the hands, and try different hits with the bass drum. This exercises will help your coordination, groove, time, and will open up possibilities between hands and feet. For those of you that have had difficulties playing through some of the material from the lesson "Bass  Drum Exercise", this will also work as a nice introductory exercise to that lesson. Give it a try, and grab the PDF to read and practice along. 
PDF download:

Thank you! Feel free to share these, and happy practicing -  see you next time!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DRUM! Magazine - JANUARY 2015

I participated on this very interesting column on the January issue of DRUM! Magazine -
Check it out!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Jazz Station Blog - Best of 2014

Dear friends!
I am extremely happy and grateful to be included once again on the Best Of The Year list from the prestigious blog/website "Jazz Station" from Arnaldo DeSouteiro. I made it among the 5 best drummers of 2014, and my record "Glasses, No Glasses" is among the 20 best albums of 2014!
This is the 4th year in a row that I am included on the "Best of" list from Jazz Station. The list is one of the most respected and prestigious on the jazz circuit, and it exists since 1979.
Amanda Ruzza and Leo Geno, who are an integral part of the "Glasses" project, also made it to the list in their respective instruments. Thanks so much Arnaldo and Jazz Station for the continuous support!!
Many thanks also to all these companies for their support, partnership and for believing in what I do!
Vic Firth Soultone Cymbals FSA CAJONS Latin Percussion Evans Drumheads & HQ Percussion GRUV GEAR Power Click

I am a drummer - percussionist - composer - artist based in New York City, NY. Please visit my website: