Saskia Laroo Band back @ ROYAL JAZZ Special guest: Ronald Snijders 
Saskia Laroo and Warren Byrd record new video @ Studio Clous van Mechelen 
Article (in Dutch) in Elsevier Magazine. (English translation)
Dear Music Friends,
Just as robust as Spring are our well-wishes for you! Warren and I are blissed with Spring speaking ardently in our song. We're so inspired by it; we strive for its brilliant fruition in our live shows and in the creation of fresh, new works. 
We just jetted back from the US having done a series of concerts in both new and revolving venues. Our Laroo/Byrd Funky4 outfit has a ball jamming The Flying Monkey Grill & Bar, from where we do our best to stream via Facebook Live, letting you witness our creative universe in progress, inventing, exploring, sharing the keen impact that only the live music experience can confer.
We are pleased that opportunities to play our music live are spawning. This year we've already enjoyed some stellar performances at both new and renown stages (see below "Throwbacks"). Personal recommendations of us by our music friends and fans determine greatly where we play. Tips and ideas via email, whatsapp for favorite and special small and large stages and festivals are welcome--see contact info below.
All Corona restrictions seem to dissapade. However, we do realize that some of our warier fans are still not attending public spaces. We try to post as much as possible on our social media, follow us there for news and updates, a.o. on the progress of our hard work on our new music.
We hope to see you live!
PS, if you are unable to attend one of our concerts, we try to broadcast many performances live via https://www.facebook.com/SaskiaLarooOfficial
And don't forget, whatever happens, keep swinging!
Your music friends,
Saskia Laroo & Warren Byrd
saskialaroo@hotmail.com | byrdspeak@hotmail.com

 GIG: April 26, 2023
 DUO Laroo/Byrd @ Amsterdam, NL
 Live @ Archie's Ship Jam session

 GIG: April 27, 2023
 Saskia Laroo Band @ Zaandam, NL
 Live @ Royal Jazz @ de Bullekerk

 GIG: May 5, 2023
 Saskia Laroo Band @ Haarlem, NL
 Live @ Stiels

 GIGS: May 20, 26, 2023
 Laroo/Byrd Funky4 @ Newington, CT
 Live @ the Flying Monkey
(see Wikipedia plays the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, NL on July 8, 2023 with his recreation of John Coltrane's Africa Brass. 
  Special mention: We feel blissed to have spent quality moments with legendary US-based trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and educator Charles Tolliver, now 81 but a veritable Fountain of Youth! A progenitor of New York's post-bop jazz scene beginning some 60+ years back, Stanley Cowell and he would establish their own record label, Strata-East in 1970. His latest release was in 2020 and he is currently working on his next. Brought to the Netherlands for the first of many visits several decades ago by Hans Dulfer to perform in Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL, Mr. Tolliver will man a stage at this year's North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, NL on July 8, 2023, with his recreation of John Coltrane's Africa Brass. He looms brightly to us as an exemplar of dynamic longevity in a life of music.
Stiels, Haarlem Feb 24, 2023
See back the recordings of our concert with Duo Laroo/Byrd on Soundcloud
See back on Facebook:
Set 1 | Set 2 | Set 3 
February 26, 2023
Their original music: a mix of jazz, pop, world, hip-hop, reggae en dance
An interactive original music journey with audience participation 
Photos by Bob de Boer
February 19, 2023
Duo Laroo/Byrd @ The Bluezz Club
Abdij1472, Kampen, NL
A special selection of blues, soul and gospel
From New Orleans To Chicago, Alongside The Mississippi River highlighting The Great Migration, Field Hollers, work songs and more.
See more:
The FPK has supported our tours to India and Thailand in 2022