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2014

Thursday, Dec 18th: Bossa Brasil® at Cafe Noctambulo (at Pangea). 7-11pm. 178 2nd Ave. (between 11th and 12th streets), New York, NY. 212-995-0900.  

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Bob Rodriguez (piano), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

 

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December 2014

 

Saturday, Dec 20th: Maurício de Souza at Private Event. 4-7pm. Katz Community Center.  

Featuring: Darryl Clark (bass), John Abbot (guitar), Anatoly Gokhman (bass/guitar), Maurício de Souza (drums).

Friday, Dec 19th: Bossa Brasil® at Suzy Que's. 9pm-1am. 34 S Valley Rd., West Orange, NJ. 973-736-7899

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Bob Rodriguez (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Sunday, Dec 14th: Bossa Brasil® at Garage Jazz Club. 11pm-2am. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Abelita Mateus (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Sunday, Dec 14th: Performance with Jazz Vocalist/Pianist Ronny Whyte and his trio at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. 3-5pm. 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY. 516-938-0077

Featuring: Ronny Whyte (vocal/piano), Boots Maleson (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums).

Thursday, Dec 4th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 8-11pm. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Ted Chubb (trumpet), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

NOVEMBER 2014

 

Saturday, Nov 29th: Maurício de Souza Quartet. 7:30-11:30pm. Private Event in Ridgewood, NJ. Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club.

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Audrey Welber (sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Monday, Nov 24th: Recording session with Jazz Pianist Roy Suter at Lambchop Studio. 7-10pm.   

Featuring: Roy Suter (piano), Maurício de Souza (drums), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Wednesday, Nov 19th: Radio interview with Mark Grossman for his show, "Eclectic Journey" on WLFR (91.7 FM) - Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. To listen online, please click on "WLFR".  The Interview will start at 4:10pm.  The show goes from 3-6pm EST (USA).

Saturday, Nov 15th: Performance with Jazz Vocalist Meg McCann. 6-10pm. Private Event. Raritan Yacht Club, Perth Amboy, NJ. 

Featuring: Meg McCann (vocal), Erez Lirov (piano/trumpet), Vince Giardina (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums).

Saturday, Nov 15th: Bossa Brasil® at Garage Jazz Club. 12-4pm. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Bob Rodriguez (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Saturday, Nov 8th: Bossa Brasil® at The Mill. 8-11pm. 101 Old Mill Rd., Spring Lake Heights, NJ. 732-449-1800. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Friday, Nov 7th: Bossa Brasil® in concert at Galeria West. First Friday at Galeria West produced by TEATRO Sí7:30-9pm. 111 Quimby St., Westfield, NJ. 908-301-9217

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

OCTOBER 2014:

 

Wednesday, Oct 29th: Bossa Brasil® at Garage Jazz Club. 6-10pm. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Bob Rodriguez (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Saturday, Oct 25th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 10pm-1am. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet/flugelhorn), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Thrusday through Saturday, Oct 16th-18th: Maurício de Souza at NACA Mid-Atlantic Convention. Booth #: 235. All day event. Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center. Lancaster, PA.

Thursday, Oct 9th: Recording session with Jazz Pianist Roy Suter at Lambchop Studio. 7-10pm.   

Featuring: Roy Suter (piano), Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Sunday, Sep 21st: Maurício de Souza Trio at Garage Jazz Club. 11pm-2am. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Thursday, Sep 18th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 8:30-11:30pm. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Wednesday, Sep 17th: Bossa Brasil® at Stockton College. Tunes at Noon series. 12-1:30pm. 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway, NJ. 609-652-1776

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Saturday, Sep 13th: Maurício de Souza Trio at Garage Jazz Club. 6:15-10:15pm. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Roy Suter (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

AUGUST 2014

 

Sunday, August 17th: Jazz Performance with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Trio at Hailey's Harp & Pub. 4-7pm. 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ. 732-321-0777. 

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Anatoly Gokhman (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Monday, Aug 11th: Bossa Brasil® at Citizens Television. Live TV show entitled, "Bourbon Street". The show will air at 7pm in Connecticut through Comcast. 7-8pm.  

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Sharel Cassity (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Sunday, Aug 10th: Maurício de Souza Trio at Garage Jazz Club. 11pm-2am. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (piano AND trumpet), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Sunday, Aug 10th: Jazz jam session with trumpeter Erez Lirov at Bluemoon. 3-7pm. 114 S Broadway, South Amboy, NJ. 732-525-0014. 

Featuring: Erez Lirov (piano/vocal), Maurício de Souza (drums).

Saturday, Aug 9th: Bossa Brasil® at The Mill. 8-11pm. 101 Old Mill Rd., Spring Lake Heights, NJ. 732-449-1800. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Tatiana Lima (vocal), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Friday, Aug 1st: Maurício de Souza Trio at​ Moonstruck. 6-10pm. 517 Lake Ave., Asbury Park, NJ. 732-988-0123.

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Gary Mazzaroppi ​(bass).

JULY 2014

 

Sunday, July 27th: Jazz Performance with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Trio at Hailey's Harp & Pub. 4-7pm. 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ. 732-321-0777. 

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Anatoly Gokhman (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Wednesday, July 23rd: Bossa Brasil® at Saint Peter's Church. 1-2pm. 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th St.), New York, NY. 212-935-2200

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

 

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Saturday, July 19th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 10pm-1am. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), James Gibbs (trumpet), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Saturday, July 19th: Maurício de Souza Duo at Whitney Museum of American Art. 6:30-8:30pm. Private event. 945 Madison Ave., New York, NY. 212-570-3600. Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums) and Jerry Weir (vibes).

Tuesday, July 15th: Maurício de Souza Trio at Garage Jazz Club. 6-10pm. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Ben Winkelman (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

JUNE 2014

 

Thursday, June 26th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 8:30-11:30pm. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Saturday, June 7th: Bossa Brasil® at The Mill. 8-11pm. 101 Old Mill Rd., Spring Lake Heights, NJ. 732-449-1800. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Tuesday, June 3rd: Jazz and Blues Jam Session with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Quintet at Old Franklin Schoolhouse. 7:30-10pm. 491 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, NJ. 732-261-4807.

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Steve Niles (piano), Joe Lisa (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Sunday, June 1st: Maurício de Souza Trio at Garage Jazz Club. 11pm-2am. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

MAY 2014

 

Saturday, May 31st: Bossa Brasil® at Medley's Jazz Restaurant. 8:30-11:30pm. 7 South Wood Ave., Linden, NJ. 908-523-0055. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Sunday, May 25th: Bossa Brasil® at Inwood Local. 9pm-12am. 4957 Broadway (bet. 207th St. and Isham St.), New York, NY. 212-544-8900. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Ben Winkelman (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Saturday, May 24th: Bossa Brasil® at Hat City Kitchen. 10-11:30pm. 459 Valley St., Orange, NJ. 862-252-9147. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Friday, May 23rd: Maurício de Souza Trio at​ Moonstruck. 6-10pm. 517 Lake Ave., Asbury Park, NJ. 732-988-0123.

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Gary Mazzaroppi ​(bass).

Wednesday, May 21st: Jazz Performance with Jazz pianist/trumpet player Alan Chaubert and his Trio at Broad Ave Blues. 9-11:30pm. 330 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, NJ. 201-461-9461.Featuring: Alan Chaubert (piano/trumpet), Ariel de la Portilla (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums).

Tuesday, May 20th: Jazz and Blues Jam Session with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Quintet at Old Franklin Schoolhouse. 7:30-10pm. 491 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, NJ. 732-261-4807.

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Peter Ellison (tenor sax), Erez Lirov (keyboard/trumpet), Anatoly Gokhman (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Sunday, May 18th: Feature on Jazz Brasil radio show (produced by Arnaldo Salabert) for Rádio Nacional FM Brasília. 8-9pm (New York time), 9-10pm (Brasília time). The show will feature both my albums in two blocks.  To hear the show from anywhere, please click on "Rádio Nacional" above and, once on the radio's page, click on "Ouvir" .   

Sunday, May 18th: Jazz Performance with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Quintet at Hailey's Harp & Pub. 3-6pm. 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ. 732-321-0777. 

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Peter Ellison (tenor sax), Erez Lirov (keyboard/trumpet), Anatoly Gokhman (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Saturday, May 17th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 10pm-1am. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Saturday, May 10th: Jazz Performance with Dave Arndt's Third Valve (Quintet) at Mints Place. 8-11pm. 74 Morse Ave., Bloomfield, NJ. 

Featuring: Dave Arnt (trumpet), Matt "Shooby" Shoenembaum (tenor sax), Bill Eveleth (piano), Tim Metz (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Sunday, May 4th: Maurício de Souza Trio at Garage Jazz Club. 11pm-2am. 99 7th Ave. South, New York, NY. 212-645-0600. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

APRIL 2014

 

Wednesday, Apr 30th: Bossa Brasil® in concert. Jazz It Up! at Jeffrey's.  Concert: 7-9pm. Tkts: $39.95 (includes concert, dinner, desert, and beverage). Jeffrey's: 114 Central Ave., Westfield, NJ. 908-301-1285. Reservations Advised. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Joonsam Lee (bass).

 

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY.

Sunday, Apr 27th: Bossa Brasil® at Inwood Local. 9pm-12am. 4957 Broadway (bet. 207th St. and Isham St.), New York, NY. 212-544-8900. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Ben Winkelman (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Friday, Apr 25th: Maurício de Souza Quartet at Midtown Loft and Terrace. 8:30pm-12am. Toast for a Cause 2014: Fundraiser for inner city children. 267 5th Ave., Suite 100, New York, NY. 800-435-4979.

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Nancy Harms (vocal), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Thursday, Apr 17th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 8:30-11:30pm. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Wednesday, Apr 9th: Jazz Performance with Jazz pianist/trumpet player Alan Chaubert and his Trio at Broad Ave Blues. 8:30-11pm. 330 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, NJ. 201-461-9461.Featuring: Alan Chaubert (piano/trumpet), Michael (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums).

Wednesday-Sunday, Apr 2nd-6th: Performance in Off-Broadway production of Shrek The Musical at West Orange High School. 51 Conforti Ave, West Orange, NJ. 973-669-5301. Times: Wed (2nd): 6pm; Thurs-Sat (3rd-5th): 7pm; Sun (6th): 3pm.

MARCH 2014

 

Saturday, Mar 29th: Bossa Brasil® at The Mill. 8-11pm. 101 Old Mill Rd., Spring Lake Heights, NJ. 732-449-1800. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Tatiana Lima (vocal), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano), Gary Mazzaropi (bass).

Sunday, Mar 23rd: Jazz Performance with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Quintet at Hailey's Harp & Pub. 3-6pm. 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ. 732-321-0777. 

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Peter Ellison (tenor sax), Erez Lirov (keyboard/trumpet), Anatoly Gokhman (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Friday and Saturday, Mar 21st, 22nd: Maurício de Souza at NACA Mid-Atlantic Convention. Booth #: 27. All day event. East Stroudsburg University.

Saturday, Mar 15th: Maurício de Souza Duo at Whitney Museum of American Art. 6:30-8:30pm. Private event. 945 Madison Ave., New York, NY. 212-570-3600. Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums) and Jerry Weir (vibes).

Saturday, Mar 8th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 10pm-1am. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Anton Denner (alto sax), Miho Nobuzane (piano), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

Saturday, Mar 1st: Bossa Brasil®. Private party in Goshen, NY.  7:30-11pm.  

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Jerry Weir (vibes), Charlie Dougherty (bass).

FEBRUARY 2014

 

Thursday, Feb 27th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 8:30-11:30pm. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet/flugelhorn), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Sunday, Feb 23rd: Bossa Brasil® at Inwood Local. 9pm-12am. 4957 Broadway (bet. 207th St. and Isham St.), New York, NY. 212-544-8900. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Ben Winkelman (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Sunday, Feb 23rd: Jazz Performance with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Quintet at Hailey's Harp & Pub. 3-6pm. 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ. 732-321-0777. 

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Peter Ellison (tenor sax), Andy McDonough (piano), Darryl Clark (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Wednesday, Feb 19th: Jazz Performance with Jazz pianist/trumpet player Alan Chaubert and his Trio at Broad Ave Blues. 8:30-11pm. 330 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, NJ. 201-461-9461.Featuring: Alan Chaubert (piano/trumpet), Chuck (electric bass), Maurício de Souza (drums).

Sunday, Feb 16th: Maurício de Souza Duo at Maplewood 1978 Arts Center. 2-6pm (Art Exibit). 1978 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, NJ. 862-438-8191.

Featuring:  Maurício de Souza (drums), Alan Chaubert (trumpet AND piano). 

Friday, Feb 14th: Bossa Brasil® in concert. Teatro Sí event at MONDO Stage.  Concert: 7:30-9pm. Dance party (DJ): 9-11pm. Tkts: $30.00 adult, $15.00 child. MONDO: 426 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ. 917-969-4534, 908-301-9496. Reservations Advised. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Dmitry Baevsky (alto sax), Ben Winkelman (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Wednesday, Feb 5th: Bossa Brasil® at Jazz at Kitano. Shows: 8pm and 10pm. Kitano Hotel: 66 Park Ave. (E 38th St.), New York, NY. 212-885-7119. Reservations Advised. Promotional Video (in Portuguese)

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Sharel Cassity (alto sax), Ben Winkelman (piano), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

 

KITANO CD RELEASE PARTY FOR THE NEW ALBUM, "DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

JANUARY 2014

 

Thursday, Jan 30th: Bossa Brasil® at Papillon 25. 8:30-11:30pm. 25 Valley St., South Orange, NJ. 973-761-5299. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), James Gibbs (trumpet/flugelhorn), Jerry Weir (vibes), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass).

Sunday, Jan 26th: Bossa Brasil® at Inwood Local. 9pm-12am. 4957 Broadway (bet. 207th St. and Isham St.), New York, NY. 212-544-8900. 

Featuring: Maurício de Souza (drums), Ben Winkelman (piano), Joonsam Lee (bass).

Saturday, Jan 25th: Performance with Jazz pianist Sergio DuBois and his trio for The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council Living Room Concert Series. Concert is SOLD OUT. 78 8th Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ. 7:30-10pm. Article

Featuring: Sergio DuBois (piano), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Saturday, Jan 18th: Jazz Performance with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Quintet at Hailey's Harp & Pub. 3-6pm. 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ. 732-321-0777. 

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Peter Ellison (tenor sax), Erez Lirov (keyboard/trumpet), Darryl Clark (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Saturday, Jan 18th: Interview for "Rádio Nacional FM de Brasília". 5pm (local time), 2pm Eastern time (New York). I'll be talking about my new album, "Different Directions" and about my career.  Tunes from the album are featured. To hear the interview from anywhere in the globe, please click on the red text above ("Rádio Nacional FM de Brasília).

Friday, Jan 17th: Jazz Performance with John Abbott's Perfect Alibi Quintet at Old Franklin Schoolhouse. 7:30-9pm. 491 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, NJ. 862-368-2202.

Featuring:  John Abbott (guitar), Peter Ellison (tenor sax), Erez Lirov (keyboard/trumpet), Darryl Clark (bass), Maurício de Souza (drums). 

Wednesday, Jan 14th: Recording of interview for "Rádio Nacional FM de Brasília". 4:30pm (local time), 1:30pm Eastern time (New York). I talked about my new album, "Different Directions" and about my career.  The interview will go on air on Saturday, Jan 18th at 5pm (local time), 2pm Eastern time (New York).  It feature some tunes from the album. To hear the interview from anywhere in the globe, please click on the red text above ("Rádio Nacional FM de Brasília).

Wednesday, January 1st: I'm honored to announce that I am fetured on the cover of this month's issue of Hot House Jazz Magazine. My new album, "Different Directions" is also featured on a beautiful review by George Kanzler on page 10.  

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