Maxim Zettel studied Latin percussion at “Rotterdams Conservatorium voor Muziek en Dans” under the tutelage of Lucas van Merwijk and Martin Verdonk. He graduated successfully in June 2002.
His love and madness for samba was strengthened especially with the experience of watching and playing along with several samba-schools in Rio de Janeiro during the period of Carnival 2003 and 2004.
As a result of extensive performing, studio work, taking workshops in Cuba and Brazil, teaching and giving workshops, he has become an experienced percussionist in Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music as well as in Funk and Latin-Jazz.
Beside Bloco Coringa he regularly perfoms with different formations, such as, Medicamento, Laki Latino, Tap Act The Rhythm Factory, Batuquinho and Batana.