Born in Brasília, Brazil, Maurício is a professional drummer who easily performs most styles of music. With a professional career spanning 23 years, Maurício has performed in numerous rock/pop cover bands (Beatles, Pearl Jam, Rush, Metallica and countless others), jazz/Brazilian jazz groups, and professional orchestras. He studied with world renowned jazz drummer Joe Morello and classical percussionist Ney Rosauro. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance (which includes classical percussion studies) and a teaching certification (K-12). He has been an educator for 10 years, teaching students of all levels and ages. As a guest percussionist, Maurício has performed numerous times with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro in his hometown. As a band leader for his jazz/Brazilian jazz groups, he has produced, arranged, and released two commercial albums, featuring guest artists Mike Stern (guitar) and Marc Copland (piano). Highlight performances with his groups include appearances at Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC), NJPAC, Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, and TV appearances in Brasília and New Haven (CT).
Bilingual: Maurício is fluent in English and Portuguese.
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Hunterdon Academy of the Arts provides Music and Acting Lessons and Classes to students of all Ages and Levels of Ability. To offer you easy access to our services, we have two convenient locations--in Flemington and Lebanon--with large parking lots. We specialize in tailoring our instruction to your individual strengths to help you progress quickly and reach your goals.