The Saskia Laroo Band

An original mix of acoustic jazz with electronic pop, dance, hip-hop, funk, latin, reggae & soul 

Press quotes

  • "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." read more By Stan Rijven for Dutch national newspaper Trouw Oct 17, 2014
  • “This was one cracking concert from the first note, Saskia Laroo and her band hit the stage runnin, offering a dizzying repertoire of jazz, rap, hip-hop, salsa, drumn ‘bass and soul.” read more
    By Audrey Perera, The Straits Times, Singapore March 11, 2008.
  • "Saskia mixes styles of music and culture as if they had always meant to be together
    By J. Lyon Layden, in Creative Loafing, GA, USA February 2001.
  • “Her harmon mute playing on Blackbird managed to suggest [Miles] Davis without attempting to imitate him.” By Don Heckman, in LA Times, USA. December, 2000.


album: Trumpets Around The World

Trumpet player Saskia Laroo celebrates 40th anniversary with Saskia Laroo Band concerts highlighting her latest album 'Trumpets Around The World'

Amsterdam trumpet player Saskia Laroo does not only present her new album "Trumpets. Around The World" with her band, she also celebrates three anniversaries. Laroo turns 40 “stage years”-old, has run Laroo Records for 25 years and the Saskia Laroo Band has existed for 25 years. The "Lady Miles Davis of Europe" – dubbed so by the press and public in America --is one of the few women on trumpet in the international stage four decades at top level and leader of her own band for so long. She is known for her improvisational purity, music to which she's given her own twist, flavored with influences from all over the world. It is music with the mystical elusiveness of jazz improvisation, packed in modern grooves, beats, vocals and rap. Seats might be set aside on her new album release tour performances, because interaction with the audience is an important element of Laroo’s energetic live performances. The "Dutch Lady of Jazz" plays with her bands all over the world on large and small festivals, in concert halls, clubs and more; in countries such as Thailand, Burundi, India, Brazil, China, Russia, and the United States. Her music, in kind, sounds like a musical journey with not just pure jazz, but also influences from hip-hop, dance and world music - as if those styles have always belonged together.

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