Laura Polence: vocals, piano │ Magali Datzíra: double bass, vocals │ Rogerio Bicudo: guitar, vocals

Trio Curare is a vibrant and dynamic trio based in Amsterdam with fantastic singing musicians in a beautiful interplay. Bicudo joins forces with the great singer/musicians Laura Polence from Latvia en Magali Datzira from Barcelona and as Trio Curare they perform their original compositions and give its own jazzy twist to Brazilian music, playing masterfully and creating adventurous vocal arrangements.

Their musical and human complicity is evident both in their choice of repertoire and in the contagious pleasure that they have playing together. Trio Curare performs as well in an extended version with guest musicians.Link to the page:


Rogerio Bicudo and Michael Moore, two very experienced musicians with different musical backgrounds. They have been playing together for thirty years and share a common feeling for the warm atmospheres, swinging emotion and rhythmic richness of various musical traditions. Both Bicudo and Moore bring a very rich musical biography of their own.

Clarinetist /alto saxophonist Michael Moore is internationally acclaimed for his beautiful tone and rich musical fantasy and knows like no other how to bridge the gap between traditional and improvised jazz. He combines the finesse of American Jazz, the anarchy of the New Dutch Swing and the quirkiness of folk music from all over the world. Among other things, Moore won the prestigious Boy Edgar Prize. He also teaches at Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Groningen.


“ ..The interplay between Michael Moore's reed work and the shimmering fretwork of Rogerio Bicudo is instinctual and immediate, as they wend and waft their way through these melodies with alacrity and grace, challenging the rhythm..”

(Thom Jurek – All Music Guide)

“Uit Amsterdam komt de ziel van de Braziliaanse Muziek”

(Ineke Holtwijk-Volkskrant)

“ Braziliaanse Kamerjazz van de bovenste plank”

“…De gitarist opende het concert in zijn eentje. Zo kon hij de hele avond vol spelen. Door de innerlijke swing die uit zijn spannende muziek vloeide, moest je wel bewegen.”

“ De muziek veerde en zweefde. Dit is Braziliaanse muziek waarvan je altijd chronisch te kort in huis hebt. Wat een geluk dat er concerten als deze zijn.”

(Hessel Fluitman-Friesch Dagblad)

“…Bicudo speelt gitaar, waarin hij een meester is, en zingt. Hij zingt sonoor en bescheiden, in de traditie van de grote Braziliaanse klassieken zoals Chico Buarque of Paulinho da Viola, andere beroemde zingende gitaarspelers. Bicudo’s ietwat schorre stem intrigeert…”

(Ineke Holtwijk)

Photo: Mascha Jansen