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Saskia Laroo

Saskia Laroo, hailed by American public and press at large as “Lady Miles of Europe”, is one of the few women trumpet stylists, blowing for more than three decades. Born July 31, 1959 in Amsterdam, she began on trumpet at age 8, never dreaming of becoming a professional musician. That all changed when Saskia, turned 18, after briefly majoring in Mathematics at University of Amsterdam switched her focus to a career in music. She worked extensively in various groups from this point, primarily on upright bass, though eventually, on both bass and trumpet. Saskia Laroo combines today's music by uncontrived romps into new styles, eagerly limned as “nu jazz” or “swingin' body-music”—a vivacious blend of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, funk reggae, and world, that many other artists dare not venture. Her artistry and her groove ring vibrantly and free on her four albums journeying us through the music she has absorbed and plays from heart and soul.

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Date Detail Price
Dec21Fri
19:30
Saskia Laroo's Jazzkia Ft Warren Byrd
Het Pompstation
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec22Sat
16:30
Saskia Laroo's Jazzkia Ft Warren Byrd
Cotton Club
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec26Wed
19:30
Saskia Laroo's Jazzkia Ft Warren Byrd
Het Pompstation
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan6Sun
18:30
Saskia Laroo's Funky4
Tugelahuis
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan11Fri
19:00
Duo Laroo/Byrd's Funky4
Flying Monkey
Hartford, CT
Jan18Fri
20:00
Saskia Laroo W The Afrosemitic Experience
Woodlands Community Temple
White Plains, NY
Feb9Sat
19:00
Duo Laroo/Byrd's Funky4
Flying Monkey
Hartford, CT

Discography

 

Really Jazzy

Laroo Records
2008

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Sunset Eyes 2000

Sunset Eyes 2000

Self Produced
2007

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Sunset Eyes 2000

Sunset Eyes 2000

Laroo Records
2000

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Body Music

Stereo & Video
1999

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Jazz Dance

Laroo Records
1996

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It's Like Jazz

Laroo Records
1994

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