I am trumpet player Saskia Laroo from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
My musical styles vary from jazz to dance to world to pop.
I have released seven CD 's with electric and acoustic music on Laroo Records.
I perform with my own formations or as special guest throughout the world.
On this website you 'll find music, video, photos, information and more.
Quotes
"Some fools say jazz is also a monolith.
Not as long as there are vibrant energizers like Laroo's crew playing.
Her stage was small scale, but her performance was large. It was exactly the kind of thing that keeps jazz alive."

By Philip Woolever for AllAboutJazz, Nov 18, 2014

"Laroo plays the stars out of the heavens, while her grooving band trundles on, fiercely propulsive.
It is funk, jazz-dance and hip-hop in one."

By Stan Rijven for Dutch national newspaper "Trouw" Oct 17, 2014 (translated by W Byrd)

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The new Live cd's have arrived!
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The cd will be for sale at gigs, at record shops worldwide
and on request by BUY-mail

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Concerts


Feb6

Saskia Laroo Band

PRIVE, NL

 

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Past Tours


  • 2014 the Netherlands, Poland (Jelenia Gora Jazzfest), the USA (a.o. Atlanta, GA; Winston Salem, NC; Sacramento, GA)
  • 2013: DR Congo (Jazzkif Fest), Thailand (a.o. Bangkok Festivals), the Netherlands (a.o. festivals Amersfoort, Zandvoort), the USA, Zimbabwe (a.o. HIFA)
  • 2012: Mexico & Guatemala (a.o. Eurojazz), Oman (Sohar Music Festival), USA (a.o. Distinctively Dutch Tour), the Netherlands (a.o. Festivals Breda, Leeuwarden, Oisterwijk )
  • 2011: Belgium (a.o. Gouvy Jazz), Brazil (Rio das Ostras Jazz e Blues Fest), Canada (Sunfest), Croatia, Finland (Imatra Big Band Fest), India, the Netherlands, the USA.
  • 2010: Belgium, Bulgaria (Balcik Fest), Chile (8 concerts a.o. Bicentenario, International jazzfest Puerto Montt), Georgia, Germany (Women in Jazz Festival, Halle), Hong Kong (Music Beyond Borders), India, Italy, Moldavia, the Netherlands (jazzfests Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Heiloo etc), Poland, Russia, Serbia (Nisville Jazzfest), Thailand (Koh Samui JF, Jazzup Bangkok), the USA.
  • 2009: ao Bahrain jazzfest, France (Hotel de Ville, Paris), India (jazz Utsav Fest), Kuwait jazzfest, Netherlands (jazzfestivals Almere; Amersfoort; Breda; Hoofddorp), Oman (Sohar Music Fest), Quatar jazzfest, USA (ao Hartford, CT; Chicago, MI; New York; Nedfest, Nederland, Colorado; Boston; Detroit).
  • 2008: Brazil (ao Sampa Jazz Festival /Sao Paulo, Olinda Jazz Fest), Germany (Women in Jazz Festival, Halle), India (Chivas Jazz Fest 4 cities), Moldavia (Ethno Jazzfest), Netherlands, Poland (Era Jazzu),Russia, Singapore (Mosaic Festival), Senegal, Taiwan (Taichung Jazzfest, Holland Days Tainan), Ukraine, the USA (Nedfest).
  • 2007: Austria (Steyr Jazzfest), Brazil, China, Croatia (festivals Osijek , Histria), India(2 tours: Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Pune), Italy (Lucca Donna Jazz Fest), Netherlands, Poland(Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa), Ukraine, Russia, South Africa (Capetown Jazzfest),  Swiss (Montreux Jazzfestival), Taiwan, Thailand (Bangkok Festivals), the USA (3 tours: Rochester Jazzfest / Parkville Bluesfest/Montreux-Atlanta Jazzfestival)
  • 2006: Belgium, Croatia (Jazzfestivals Zadar & Losinj), France, Italy (Women Jazz series), Germany, Nepal (Garden of Dreams Jazz Affair), the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia (Festival Lent), Swiss (Montreux Jazzfestival), Ukraine (Koktebel Jazzfestival), the USA.
  • 2005: Austria, Croatia (Split Jazz Festival), Czech Republic (Prague Jazz Festival), France, Indonesia (Java Jazz Festival), Japan, Lebanon (Grand Hills Jazz Festival), the Netherlands, Nicaragua (Tolerancia Festival), Poland (Ladies Festival), Russia, Surinam (Surinam Jazz Festival), the USA.
  • 2004: China, Croatia, Czech Republic (Prague Jazz Festival), France, India (Jazz Yatra Festival), Indonesia (Bali Jazz Festival), Kuwait Jazz Festival, Lithuania (Gaida Contemporary Music Festival), the Netherlands, Poland, the USA (Hartford Jazz Festival, CT; Sunset Boulevard Festival, CA).
  • 2003: Croatia (several international festivals), the Netherlands, Poland (several international festivals), Russia, the USA (Atlanta Hawks Festival).
  • 2002: Baltic States (Mama Jazz Festival), Croatia, Curacao (Curacao Jazz Festival), France, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA.
  • 2001: Germany (Burghause Jazzwoche), the Netherlands, Switzerland, the USA (Atlanta & Savannah Jazz Festivals).
  • 2000: Belgium, Colombia, Dutch Antilles tour (5 islands), Germany, Japan (Sunset Jazz Festival), the Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Festival), Spain, the USA.
  • 1999: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria (Sofia Jazz Festival), France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Festival), Spain, Switzerland, Russia, the USA.
  • 1998: France, the Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Festival), Switzerland, the USA.
  • 1997: Bulgaria (Sofia Jazz Festival), Lebanon (Hamra Jazz Festival), Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia.
  • 1996: Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, the USA.
  • 1995: Czech Republic, the Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Festival), the Philippines, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea.



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