Surely Laroo, who's been dubbed "Lady Miles," bears more than a hint of Davis' signature sound in her horn, but it sounds completely uncontrived, as if she simply internalized his tone and phrasing and made it her own.
By Bob Weinberg, Spring 2012, Jazziz Magazine, USA
-"her strength lies precisely in the looseness and liberty of her playing, you could call it unpretentious, relaxed and perhaps that is the reason for her worldwide success: she "plays" with her instrument and her audience".
(Gerard Hoekmeyer for newspaper de Nieuwe Meerbode, the Netherlands, Dec 2011)
You just get accustomed to Lady Miles musing on trumpet, and the next thing you know the Flying Dutchwoman is soaring on booming standup bass. And it's not just an acoustic shtick, but the real deal.
(By Owen McNally for the Hartford Courant, CT, USA Nov 17, 2011)
-"Jazz is a feast, for sure when Saskia determines the “lip-tension”.
(Rene Steenhorst, in De Telegraaf, the Netherlands March 2008)
-"Her tasteful solos have their subtle surprises and she is obvious an expert improviser."
(Scott Yanow, in LA Jazz Weekly, USA, July, 2000)
A warm welcome on my official website.
I am trumpetplayer Saskia Laroo
from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
My musical styles vary from
jazz to dance to world to pop
I have released six available CD ‘s on
my own record label: "Laroo Records"
with acoustic and electric jazz.
I perform with my own formations or
as special guest throughout the world.
On this website you 'll find
music, video, photos, information
Enjoy! Musically yours,
upcoming tours/concerts in 2013:
upcoming tours: DRCONGO | THAILAND | ZIMBABWE | USA | THE NETHERLANDS
Pending tours: BRAZIL | DUBAI | GEORGIA | INDIA | SOUTH AFRICA | UKRAINE
past tours /concerts:
-Nov 14-17 TURKEY
Nov 16: Borusan Music House, Istanbul
audio | video
-Aug 25,26 GREECE: Tinos Jazz Festival
-May 11 NETHERLANDS: Amersfoort Jazz Festival by JazzNL.
-May 17 NETHERLANDS: Breda Jazz Festival
-May 19 USA | Women in Jazz -Distinctively Dutch Festival, Pittsburgh, PA by MCN & MCG with support of FPK
-May 4-6 MALTA: Children Benefit Festival
-Mar 29 - Apr 1 MEXICO: Eurojazz Festival photos1 photos2 press1 press2
-Mar 28 GUATEMALA: Prince Claus Celebration
-Mar 21-22 OMAN: Sohar Music Festival photos
-Mar 1-4 PANAMA: Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival
-Feb 14-20 UKRAINE: Simferopol
-Jan 25 Germany: Women in Jazz, Darmstadt pictures
in 2011: BELGIUM: Gouvy & Aerschot Jazz | BRAZIL: Rio Das Ostras Jazz e Blues | CANADA; Sunfest | CROATIA | FINLAND: Bigband Fest | INDIA | NETHERLANDS: Amersfoort & Bergen
JF | POLAND: Miles Davis Memorial | USA |
other past tours/concerts:
Austria | Brazil | China | Colombia | Croatia | Germany | India | Indonesia | Italy | Malta | Moldavia | Nicaragua | Russia | Senegal | Serbia | Singapore | South Africa | Taiwan | Thailand | Turkey | Ukraine | USA |
2010: Saskia received an Indian peace prize, the Karmaveer Puraskaar, by the Icongo organization, New Delhi for doing a Jazz for Peace tour through India with her band in 2008.
2006: The Saskia Laroo Band was the winner of the Montreux “Under the Sky” Jazz competition, Montreux Jazzfestival, Switzerland
2005: Saskia Laroo was finalist in the International Song Competition (ISC) with Leemou from Saskia ‘s album Bodymusic (Laroo/Sylla)
News: Coming up
Crowdfunding campaign for Saskia Laroo band DVD - Live in Zimbabwe
Saskia Laroo Band to JazzKin Fest - 7th Edition, DRC, Africa June 14+15
new cooperation with Dance School Noes Fiolet
Jazzkia to Thailand
News: Recent past
Feb 18 Jazz meets Hip-Hop @ Sugarfactory, Amsterdam
pictures | film
Saskia Laroo and Warren Byrd - showcase at APAP 2013 @ Zinc Bar
Saskia Laroo with Jazzkia ft Sevket Akinci (g) Turkey tour Nov 14-17, 2012.
*Concert Borusan Music House, Istanbul Nov 16 on soundcloud and youtube
Duo Laroo/Byrd: A tribute to Miles & Monk with CD reviews on Tumblr
The Saskia Laroo Band performed in Pittsburgh, PA, USA at MCG for Distinctively Dutch - Women in Jazz, organized by MCN with support of FPK.
---> complete concert on Soundcloud
---> posting on
--->pictures on facebook
performance at Tools, New Britain youtube
youtube of performance at Breda JF
review of concert in Darmstadt, Germany with Jazzkia