The trio has been together since 2008 and was formed to record the 5th cd of bass player, composer, arranger and leader of this project.
Their musical work is based on many Brazilian rhythms mixed with jazz elements, South American flavors and music from other parts of the world.
The trio formed by piano, acoustic bass and drums will perform the repertoire of Rogério’s five released cds so far.
With slight different lineup Rogerio Botter Maio Trio main international performances were in two major Jazz Festivals in Argentina (Buenos Aires and La Plata Jazz Festival) and at the prestigious Notorious Jazz Club (Buenos Aires) as well as at important venues and festivals in Brazil.
Rogerio Botter Maio
Acoustic and electric bass player, composer, arranger and producer
He studied in Austria at the Hochschule für Musik in Graz in both jazz and classical programs. In ‘89, living in Rome, Italy, he played the role of a musician in the movie “God Father III”.
He was awarded a scholarship for the Berklee College of Music moving to Boston in ‘91.
Living in New York City from ’92 to ‘97 he worked with Paquito d’Rivera, Lionel Hampton, Cláudio Roditi, Manfredo Fest, Leny Andrade among others.
He has recorded with Gerry Mulligan & Jane Duboc, Dom Salvador, Hendrik Meurkens and Naná Vasconcelos.
With his BraSilian World 4tet Rogerio has performed at Indonesia Open Jazz Festival besides in many European countries.
As a composer, arranger and producer released five independent Cds. He has extensively presented his Brazilian Music workshop in several countries (USA, Italy, Spain, Holland, Indonesia and Portugal).
In São Paulo, where he resides, Rogério leads several different projects and is at the moment producing his sixth CD.
“Rogério Botter Maio proves that Brazilian instrumental music can stay away from the media, but determinedly follows its path matching the creativity of the best music around the globe”. Carlos Calado, journalist and musical reviewer.
Roger Botter Maio is a Brazilian bassist active on the music scene since the 1980s. Music jukebox has conducted studies between Brazil, Europe and America and its interests span from chamber music to jazz caught in Brazilian music. All influences that interweave and are well heard in the last work in his name, Prazer da espera. This is an intense CD written and arranged by Botter Maio himself except a trace, Mantiqueira, pianist Nelson Ayres: a melancholic ballad with two voices, piano and double bass.
Botter Maio is a great instrumentalist and is cool and pleasing in writing too: his songs follow with grace and delicacy and show great creativity. Songs on which we do not stop because everyone has in common a characteristic: that of transmitting emotions and serenity.
In this project Botter Maio is supported by an infinite array of great musicians who know how to get involved with the spirit of the project, providing further expressive elegance to the songs.
Characters such as Toninho Horta, Jovino Santos Neto, Jane Duboc, and Hermeto Pascoal have been “uncomfortable” to write good words of compliments on cover notes. And it is in the words of one of these, the great musician Hermeto Pascoal that we conclude this review: “O cd està muito bonito e repleto de boas composições e bons músicos! Gaspare Bonafede, Jazzitalia | per Jazzitalia
“His compositions show great personality with influences from jazz, bossa and “Clube da Esquina”. Refined and well constructed songs, transmit the colors and the emotion of being Brazilian. I congratulate this high level work, in a moment when this generation is more worried about showing instrumental virtuosity and producing music tied to the phonographic market around the world. Rogério simply overcomes that, proving that it is still possible to create good quality music with fresh criativity”. Toninho Horta, guitarist and composer.
Cavaquinho and acoustic guitar player Nelson Latif formed his musical identity in the legendary jazz scene of 1980’s São Paulo. With roots in choro and jazz, Latif merges Brazilian styles and a classical guitar technique with diverse musical influences. In his melodic phrasing one hears bebop and Brazilian syncopations.
Latif started his studies at age fourteen. During the 90’s he moved to Amsterdam and started performing on the cavaquinho, an instrument that has since become his trademark.
Nelson Latif returned to Brazil in 2001, where he formed Trio Baru. Since then, Latif has performed as a soloist as well as in collaboration with various artists. As cultural promoter, Nelson Latif has been coordinating educational projects for universities and cultural institutions around the world.