This February, trumpet player Saskia Laroo will be throughout the East Coast with multiple performances. Her first show will be at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on bass, with Gaylan Abdur on flute. Next, she will join forces with Warren Byrd & Bernhard Haaks Group at North Castle Public Library in Armonk, NY. After a show with the Nita Zarif Group in Connecticut, she will collaborate with the Afro-Semitic Experience at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
About Saskia Laroo
Born July 31, 1959 in Amsterdam, Saskia Laroo 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, at first mostly on upright bass, though eventually, on both bass and trumpet; the trumpet became her main instrument. 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 seven albums journeying us through the music she has absorbed and plays from heart and soul.
February 10; Saskia Laroo on bass w Gaylan Abdur (fl) – MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
February 11: Duo Saskia Laroo / Warren Byrd w Bernhard Haaks Group – North Castle Public Library, Armonk, NY
February 12: Saskia Laroo & the Nita Zarif Group – Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT
February 15: Saskia Laroo with the Afro-Semitic Experience – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA