live performances

Discover the vibrant world of Saskia Laroo's live performances, where music knows no boundaries. Saskia, a renowned jazz artist from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, takes the stage with her diverse bands and as a special guest artist, creating unforgettable musical experiences that span the globe. 

Her calendar is filled with captivating performances that showcase her versatility and talent. Whether it's with "THE SASKIA LAROO BAND" delivering funk-infused rhythms, the eclectic "DUO LAROO/BYRD" pushing musical boundaries, or the enchanting jazz quartet "JAZZKIA," Saskia Laroo's live shows offer something for every music enthusiast. 

As a special guest, Saskia Laroo seamlessly blends her music into different styles, adding her unique touch to performances worldwide. Her music uncontrivedly romps into new genres, creating a fusion that delights audiences everywhere. 

Join Saskia Laroo on her musical journey, and be a part of the global music scene by experiencing her live performances. Check her calendar for upcoming shows and immerse yourself in the magic of her music. 

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Duo Laroo/Byrd | Jazz In The Space: Live video recording

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New Space Studio, Saturnusstraat 9, The Hague, the Netherlands

Duo Laroo/Byrd Live at New Space Studio Experience a 45-minute set of original jazz, funk, and blues styles with Warren Byrd on piano, keys, vocals, and bongos, and Saskia Laroo on trumpet, alto sax, bass, and vocals. This live performance and video recording event will feature two or more other talented local jazz bands from The Hague, each playing a filmed set. #LiveMusic #Jazz #Funk #Blues #SaskiaLaroo #WarrenByrd #MusicConcert #JazzFusion #AcousticJazz #ElectricJazz #DuoLarooByrd #NewSpaceStudio

📅 Date: June 22, 2024 🕕 Time: 8pm 📍 Location: New Space Studio, Saturnusstraat 9, The Hague, the Netherlands

Line up: Warren Byrd: piano, keys, vocals, bongos Saskia Laroo: trumpet, alto sax, bass, vocals

About the music: Duo Laroo/Byrd craft a diverse musical tapestry of today's organic jazz styles that are deeply rooted in American bebop, gospel, and blues traditions. Their repertoire spans an array of genres, from subdued eclectic to exuberant swinging interpretations of specially selected classic material to their own captivating originals.

About Duo Laroo/Byrd: Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Saskia Laroo from Amsterdam and international pianist/composer Warren Byrd from the United States have been a strong musical duo for over 15 years. They have made significant contributions to the professional music world, both domestically and internationally. They have performed at festivals and concert halls in countries such as Hong Kong, Burundi, Vietnam, the US, and Indonesia. In 2011, they released the album "Two Of A Kind, a tribute to Miles & Monk".

About New Space Studio: New Space Studio is an independent studio and venue based in The Hague, known for hosting a variety of local and international artists and events.

New Space Studio Presents:

Jazz In The Space

22nd of June

3 live recording sessions of exclusive acts Laroo/Byrd, Koen van der Linden Trio and OCELO.

Duo Laroo / Byrd

Duo Laroo/Byrd craft a diverse musical tapestry of today's organic jazz styles that are deeply rooted in American bebop, gospel, and blues traditions. Their repertoire spans an array of genres, from subdued eclectic to exuberant swinging interpretations of specially selected classic material to their own captivating originals.

Koen van der Linden Trio

Koen van der Linden is a Royal Conservatory graduate in jazz piano, and a self taught trumpet player. He is based in the Hague and plays around in the Dutch jazz scene and with his own trio. In his playing you can find a sincere love for old jazz standards, next to a wide range of modern day influences and above all, a great passion.

OCELO

OCELO quartet is a modern Jazz quartet based in Den Haag (NL). The members, Pablo Cruz (Cuba), Emiliano Roca (IT), Arjun Sunil Ramdas (IND) and Leo Michael Bird (CH/USA) met while studying at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag.

The quartets musical influences are as broad as their cultural backgrounds and the members connected through their love for the colorful variety of Jazz from across the Americas.

Doors: 19:30

Start first concert: 20:30

Tickets: 7,-

Address: Saturnusstraat 9, 2516 AD, Den Haag

Tickets $7 for 3 bands

Duo Laroo/Byrd | Frank Ong-Alok CD release: "Mi Keti Koti"

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Arte Vita Keukens, Houtmarkt 63-b, Zutphen, the Netherlands

Mi Keti Koti Cd presentatie Frank Ong-Alok met Saskia Laroo & Warren Byrd.

Op 30 juni is Arte Vita van Lajos Nagy het décor van twee muzikale events in Zutphen. Frank Ong-Alok zal zijn nieuwe CD presenteren met de titel Mi Keti Koti. Eén dag voor de nationale herdenking van 150 jaar afschaffing slavernij. Zijn muziek op dit album betreft 20 nummers waarmee hij zich verbonden voelt. Maar ook muziek waarmee hij toch een tijd lang met name tijdens zijn conservatoriumstudie zich van verwijderd voelde. De laatste jaren verschoof zijn voorliefde voor de Surinaamse muziek en taal naar een meer prominente plek in zijn leven. De Surinaamse taal, het Sranan tongo, is een levende taal die zich steeds weer vernieuwd. Het is ook een poëtische taal. Het taalgebied is uiteraard niet zo groot maar dat neemt niet weg dat er toch veel in gezongen wordt. Het openingsnummer ‘Ten kon dray’, De tijden zijn veranderd, opent met de woorden van niemand minder dan Z.K.H. Willem Alexander. Deze historische woorden sprak hij vorig jaar uit in het openbaar tijdens de gemaakte excuses voor het slavernijverleden van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. De eerste vier nummers van het album hebben allen betrekking op dat onderwerp. Met als afsluiting ‘Wi sa doro Yanda’. Een hertaling van het nummer ‘We shall overcome’ als een teken van hoop dat het historisch besef in Nederland lange tijd geen kans kreeg om te groeien vanwege de minimale aandacht die aan deze barbaarse periode uit de Nederlandse geschiedenis werd besteed. Ook nummers als Black Magic Woman van Carlos Santana, ‘Laat me’ van Ramses Shaffy en ‘Bridge over troubled water’ van Simon & Garfunkel ondergingen een hertaling in een eigenzinnig muzikaal jasje met hier en daar een exotisch tintje. Vele bekende artiesten hebben meegewerkt aan dit album dat gepaard gaat met een Persoonlijk Pamflet waarin Frank vertelt over zijn nieuw verkregen levensinzichten naarmate de jaren verstrijken. Zo zijn o.a. te beluisteren saxofonisten Hans Dulfer en Caesar Franklin Breeveld, fluitist Ronald Snijders, gitarist Tiago Lageira, zangeres Fleur Tolman, percussionist Carlo Hoop en mondharmonicaspeelster Hermine Deurloo. Zanger Oscar Harris verzorgde en zong op zijn beurt een hertaling van ‘Wonderful tonight’ van Eric Clapton. De vader van Frank, André Ong-Alok was een bekende gitaarpedagoog zowel in Suriname als in Nederland. Enkele arrangementen van zijn muziek staan ook op dit album. Mi Keti Koti is daarom niet alleen een breuk met het huidige verleden, het is ook een zoektocht naar verbinding en het verkennen van nieuwe wegen zowel in menselijk als muzikaal opzicht. De presentatie start om 15.00 uur. Om 15.30 uur zal de bekende trompettiste Saskia Laroo samen met haar Partner de Amerikaanse toesenist en zanger Warren Byrd een volledig optreden verzorgen. Saskia Laroo staat bekend als een flamboyante muzikant en een fenomenale improvisator. Arte Vita bevindt zich aan de Houtmarkt 63-B in Zutphen. De toegang is gratis en een donatie is welkom. Voor meer info mail naar fttp@planet.nl.

🎷✨ a Jazzy afternoon with Duo Laroo/Byrd at Arte Vita and more!

Get ready for an enchanting afternoon at Artevita Keukens in Zutphen with the Duo Laroo/Byrd Experience. This performance features the renowned Saskia Laroo, known globally for her masterful trumpet playing, and the talented Warren Byrd, a pianist and vocalist of international acclaim. Their show combines the soothing sounds of organic acoustic jazz with lively electric grooves, providing a unique auditory experience. #DuoLarooByrd #LiveMusic #JazzAfternoon #ArteVitaKeukens #SaskiaLaroo #WarrenByrd #JazzConcert #OrganicJazz #ElectricGrooves #JazzFusion #LiveJazz #MusicEvent #ZutphenEvents #JazzExperience #AcousticJazz #TraditionalJazz #ModernJazz #JazzFestival #JazzPerformance

📅 Date: June 30, 2024
🕕 Time: 3pm📍 Location: Arte Vita Keukens, Houtmarkt 63-b, Zutphen, the Netherlands Line up: * Warren Byrd: keys, vocals, bongos * Saskia Laroo: trumpet, alto sax, bass, vocals

About the music: Duo Laroo/Byrd blends organic jazz rooted in American bebop, gospel, and blues. Their diverse repertoire ranges from eclectic to swinging interpretations of classic material and original compositions. Known for their celebrated album "Two of a Kind" and new, unreleased songs, their performances promise a captivating mix of traditional jazz with modern twists.

About Duo Laroo/Byrd: Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Saskia Laroo from Amsterdam and international pianist/composer Warren Byrd from the United States have been a strong musical duo for over 15 years. They have made significant contributions to the professional music world, both domestically and internationally. They have performed at festivals and concert halls in countries such as Hong Kong, Burundi, Vietnam, the US, and Indonesia. In 2011, they released the album "Two Of A Kind, a tribute to Miles & Monk"

Saskia Laroo Band - Live Jazz, Funk, Hiphop To The Max!

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Muziekcafe Stiels, Smedestraat 21, Haarlem, the Netherlands

🎺✨ Live Jazz, HipHop, Funk to the Max with the Saskia Laroo Band

Experience the ultimate blend of #Jazz, #Funk, and #HipHop with the Saskia Laroo Band! 🎷🔥 Catch us at Music Cafe Stiels on Aug 1, 2024, from 9 PM to 11 PM. Get ready for a night of electrifying energy and mesmerizing music that promises to keep you on your feet! 🎶💃 #SaskiaLarooBand #LiveMusic #HaarlemEvents #GetFunky #MusicLoversUnite

📅 Date: August 1, 2024
🕕 Time: 9-11pm📍 Location: Muziekcafe Stiels, Smedestraat 21, Haarlem, the Netherlands

Line Up: Saskia Laroo: trumpet, alto sax, vocals; Warren Byrd: keys, vocals, bongos; rap vocals; bass; drums

🎶 ABOUT THE SASKIA LAROO BAND: The Saskia Laroo Band, formed in 1994, symbolizes Saskia's commitment to embracing cultural diversity through music. The band's inception heralded the start of her musical voyage, which includes her debut album 'It's Like Jazz' and a tribute to Miles Davis titled 'Doo-Bop.' Today, the ensemble boasts an international array of talent, blending soulful music, rhythmic beats, rap, and emotive solos to create a unique auditory experience.

Duo Laroo/Byrd - Organic Summer Jazz

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Twiske Haven & Jachtclub, Noorderlaaik 4A, Oostzaan, the Netherlands

🎷🎶 Enjoy live jazz this summer at Twiske Haven. August 4 from 2-5 PM, Duo Laroo/Byrd with Saskia Laroo on trumpet, sax, vocals, and bass, and Warren Byrd on keyboard, vocals, and bongos will be back to bring their original jazzy blends at Noorderlaaik 4A, Oostzaan. 🎤 Free entry with a mandatory drink purchase. Try our delicious snacks and dinner! #JazzAtTwiske #DuoLarooByrd #LiveMusicNL #OostzaanJazz #AfternoonJazz #SummerJazz #LiveMusic #TwiskeHaven #SaskiaLaroo #WarrenByrd 🌞🎹

Line up: Saskia Laroo: trumpet, alto sax, bass, vocals Warren Byrd: keys, vocals, bongos

About the music: Duo Laroo/Byrd blends organic jazz rooted in American bebop, gospel, and blues. Their diverse repertoire ranges from eclectic to swinging interpretations of classic material and original compositions. Known for their celebrated album "Two of a Kind" and new, unreleased songs, their performances promise a captivating mix of traditional jazz with modern twists.

About Duo Laroo/Byrd: Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Saskia Laroo from Amsterdam and international pianist/composer Warren Byrd from the United States have been a strong musical duo for over 15 years. They have made significant contributions to the professional music world, both domestically and internationally. They have performed at festivals and concert halls in countries such as Hong Kong, Burundi, Vietnam, the US, and Indonesia. In 2011, they released the album "Two Of A Kind, a tribute to Miles & Monk"