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Mauricio Zottarelli, Helio Alves & Edward Perez / Brazilian Jazz
Mauricio Zottarelli, Helio Alves & Edward Perez / Brazilian Jazz

Wed, Mar 27


Terraza 7

Mauricio Zottarelli, Helio Alves & Edward Perez / Brazilian Jazz

The Brazilian Trio innovates with a blend of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms, combining Zottarelli's dynamic drumming, Alves's intricate piano, and Perez's versatile bass to create a deeply melodic and rhythmically complex sound.

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Time & Location

Mar 27, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

Mauricio Zottarelli, Helio Alves & Edward Perez / Brazilian Jazz Presented by Terraza 7 Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm.

Admission: $20: Cover at Mezzanine.


  • Helio Alves / Piano
  • Edward Peres / Bass
  • Mauricio Zottarelli / Drums; arrangements and compositions

About Mauricio Zottarelli:

Mauricio Zottarelli, a Brazilian-born drummer and composer, is a fixture in New York City's jazz scene. Celebrated for his dynamic style, he has garnered a Grammy nomination and acclaim from prestigious music publications. With roots in a musical Brazilian family, his early career featured numerous performances and collaborations in his homeland. A scholarship to Berklee College of Music brought him to the U.S. in 1999, where he studied Film Scoring and Arranging, graduating in 2002. Since his New York City debut in 2006, Zottarelli has become a sought-after drummer, known for his work with the Dig Trio and his solo album "7 Lives." His collaborations, such as "MOZIK" with pianist Gilson Schachnik, and "Glasses, No Glasses" with bassist Amanda Ruzza, highlight his versatility and innovation in blending jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms.

About Helio Alves

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves skillfully blends the intricate rhythms of Brazilian music with the bold intensity of contemporary jazz. Since relocating to New York City in the 1990s, Alves has earned acclaim as a sought-after sideman, performing alongside renowned artists such as Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Sadao Watanabe, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Paquito D'Rivera, Joyce, and Rosa Passos, among others.

Alves has released four solo albums, showcasing his versatile piano skills: "Trios" (1998), "Portrait in Black & White" (2004), "It's Clear" (2009), and "Musica" (date), featuring collaborations with Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Roditi, and Romero Lubambo.

Explore the world of Brazilian jazz piano through Helio's online course, "Brazilian Jazz Piano." Don't miss his latest album, "At Play," a vibrant collaboration with Romero Lubambo, Reuben Rogers, and Edu Ribeiro, available now. Discover more and get your copy at

Also, delve into the captivating sounds of "Águas Brasileiras," the new release from The Brazilian Trio, featuring Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, and Duduka Da Fonseca. This album is available now on Zoho Music. For more information, visit

About Edward Perez

Edward Perez, based in Queens, New York, is a multifaceted musician known for his work as a composer, arranger, and bassist. His compositions have been performed by notable entities like The Silkroad Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma, and his music has been heard in venues from New York's intimate clubs to the Kennedy Center. A Harvard alum, Perez honed his craft in diverse genres, from jazz to South American traditional music, collaborating with renowned musicians globally.

After enriching his experience in Peru with Afro-Peruvian legends, Perez returned to New York to delve into modern jazz, gaining acclaim in international tours with jazz and Latin jazz legends. His discography includes the Grammy-nominated "Second Chance" by Hector Martignon.

An active educator, Perez teaches at The New School and Queens College, and co-leads the Terraza Big Band in New York, blending modern jazz with Latin American styles. His dynamic career reflects a deep commitment to exploring and integrating varied musical influences.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

    +$0.50 service fee



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