Entrenched in traditions from jazz to Classical to Caribbean music, Oriente brings together a unique and exciting musical voyage. Fresh style, inventive, dramatic and fanciful forays into textures and harmony, all enriched by idiosyncratic explorations.
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Paquito D’Rivera, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Charlie Haden among others. Awards include 3 GRAMMYS, Paquito D'Rivera’s Quintet “Meet The Classics” as arranger, with Charlie Haden, “Land Of The Sun” as flautist; and Paquito D'Rivera’s Quintet “Live At The Blue Note” as composer/flautist.
Itaiguara Brandao - bass
Itaiguara is a New York City-based recording artist and bassist/guitarist. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he has toured internationally and recorded extensively with a wide range of Latin and World Music artists such as: Dianne Reeves, Marcos Valle, Toquinho, Paul Simon, Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, Leny Andrade, Joyce, Alcione, Dom Salvador, Chuck Loeb, Randy Brecker, Paquito D'Rivera, among many others.
Mauricio Zottarelli - drums/perc
The Brazilian-born and NYC based drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been at the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music circles for years. A Grammy-nominated artist, Zottarelli has been called “superb”, “outstanding”, “dynamic” and “extraordinary” by prestigious international publications. Mauricio is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drummer and artist. Credited in more than 100 albums so far in his career, crossing over musical styles. Collaborations with Hiromi, Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Paquito D’Rivera, Eddie Daniels, Romero Lubambo, Ivan Lins, Rosa Passos, Dom Salvador among others.