Every Sunday between 16:00 – 17:00 at Pllek: Laidback Live! The ideal chill session with live music to close off your weekend. Live in our restaurant – free entrance! – while you sip your drink. Each week a different band will have the honor to play.

Kuarup, the quartet formed by guitarists Murilo Damasceno and Nelson Latif, drummer Olaf Keus and saxophonist Lucas Figueiredo, takes a journey through the diverse Brazilian instrumental music, from choro to samba, from bossa-nova to the rhythms of the Brazilian Northeast.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Arts of Paraná, Murilo Damasceno studied at the Conservatory of Popular Music in Curitiba – PR, the city where he worked for more than 12 years as a guitarist and Brazilian music producer. Damasceno worked with general music education in several Brazilian institutions and also collaborated and performed with artists such as Graciliano Zambonin, Cida Airam, Daniel Migliavacca and many others. In his career,

The cavaquinho and guitarist Nelson Latif formed his musical identity in the legendary São Paulo jazz scene of the 1980s. With roots in choro and jazz, Latif mixes Brazilian styles and a classical guitar technique with diverse musical influences. In the 90s he moved to Amsterdam and started playing the cavaquinho, an instrument that has since become his trademark.

Olaf Keus, drummer from the Netherlands, specializes in jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and funk styles and plays percussion instruments from South America and Africa. Olaf has worked with numerous musicians, including Mike Dell Ferro, Ronald Snijders, Efraïm Trujillo, and Leslie Lopez, and has played with many Brazilian artists such as Ceumar and Celio Roberto Silva. Olaf and Indonesian pianist Nita Aartsen have been touring Asia and Europe together for several years.

Versatility, energy and musicality define Lucas Figueiredo Santana, 1993. Saxophone player but also clarinet and flute player, the young Brazilian musician based in Amsterdam has shown a unique way to express himself through music, crossing over the Brazilian samba-jazz, Bossa Nova and Choro with Jazz. Keep an Eye Records winner – 2020 and and Downbeat Magazine winner on the Small Jazz Combo category, Lucas has been based in Europe since 2015 where he had countless opportunities in which he could experience the apex of the music, sharing the stage with many great musicians from the Brazilian, Jazz and pop scene.

Info & Tickets

  • Sun 17 Dec
  • 16:00 - 17:00