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Mauricio Zottarelli, Oriente Lopez & Itaguara Brandão / Latin Jazz-Brazilian
Mauricio Zottarelli, Oriente Lopez & Itaguara Brandão / Latin Jazz-Brazilian

Thu, Jun 06


Terraza 7

Mauricio Zottarelli, Oriente Lopez & Itaguara Brandão / Latin Jazz-Brazilian

The Brazilian trio of Zottarelli, Brandão, and Lopez fuses vibrant jazz with Latin and Brazilian elements, delivering a fresh, dynamic sound that reflects their diverse musical roots and New York's eclectic energy.

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Time & Location

Jun 06, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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

About the event

Mauricio Zottarelli, Oriente Lopez & Itaguara  Brandão / Latin Jazz-Brazilian

Presented by Terraza 7

Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm.

Admission: $20: Cover at Mezzanine.


  • Oriente Lopez / Piano
  • Mauricio Zottarelly / Drums
  • Itaiguara Brandão / Bass

About this trio:

Mauricio Zottarelli, Itaiguara Brandão, and Oriente Lopez form a Brazilian trio whose music is a rhythmic blend of jazz, fusion, and Latin influences. Infused with Zottarelli's dynamic drumming, Brandão's masterful bass, and Lopez's versatile strings and keys, their sound captures the essence of their rich cultural backgrounds and the innovation of New York's jazz scene. This trio delivers a captivating mix of traditional and contemporary sounds, celebrated on the world stage.

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 Itaiguara Brandão:

Itaiguara Brandão, a distinguished bassist/guitarist from Rio de Janeiro, is acclaimed in New York City's diverse music scene. His virtuosity on the strings has taken him on international tours and to recording studios with icons like Dianne Reeves and Ivan Lins. A Berklee College of Music alumnus, Brandão graduated with high honors and was recognized with the Berklee Achievement Scholarship in 1995. His mastery in jazz composition earned him a master's degree from Queens College, leading to his Marvin Hamlisch International Music Award in 2019.

Brandão's expertise also extends to education, as shown by his contribution to "Inside the Brazilian Rhythm Section." He directed the Paulo Braga Band, renowned for its innovative Brazilian rhythms, from 1999 to 2003. Notably, Brandão's artistry has earned him a Latin Grammy in 2021 for the Best Folk Album "Ancestras" and recognition at the 23rd Premio da Musica Brasileira for the "Best Instrumental Album" in 2011 with the Dom Salvador Sextet.

About Oriente Lopez:

Oriente Lopez is a Cuban-born musician whose talent spans the violin, flute, and piano. Initiating his musical journey as a teen in Havana, he became an accomplished composer, arranger, and instrumentalist, and later honed his skills at Havana's National School of Arts. In 1993, he relocated to New York City, achieving a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from NYU, all while continuing his international performances and work as a pianist and flutist. With a career spanning over three decades, Oriente has earned three Grammys and global recognition for his compositions and arrangements. His expansive collaboration list includes luminaries like Chico Buarque, Celia Cruz, and Paquito D’Rivera. His work has enriched film scores, TV music, musical theatre, and various genres within Latin music. Currently, Oriente is involved in exciting new projects such as “Típico” (Justice for Jústiz), a tribute to Peruchín, and the large ensemble project “Brassaggio.”


  • 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.

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