||News April 2021
New Music News
SASKIA LAROO & WARREN BYRD
SOME PROJECTS COMING UP IN 2021
Some performances in the United States and the Netherlands are planned:
We keep you posted if they are on.
- with Duo Laroo/Byrd jazz4tet on April 25 in 350Grill, Springfield, MA, US
- with the Saskia Laroo Band May 29 in The Opera House, Broadbrook, CT, US and August 20 at the Tasty Festival in Afferden, Limburg, NL.
- Let's also cross fingers that foreign touring can get back on track soon in 2021 to make up for the cancelled 2020 concerts of Portugal, Moldovia, Quatar, Crimea, Morocco, Thailand and more
Dear Music Friends,
It's Spring Time, and we hope you are still having a Healthy and Happy 2021!
Most concerts are still cancelled but we keep on bringing our weekly Duo Laroo/Byrd Friday Feelgood Concerts live & online via FB
- Saskia Laroo on trumpet, vocals, upright bass, and alto sax
- Warren Byrd on piano/keyboard, vocals, and percussion
1 pm @ New York Time; 7 pm @ Amsterdam Time, Around Midnight @ Far East Time
Duo Laroo/Byrd's Free Friday Feelgood Concerts
Fr April 9 1-1:45 EST |7-7:45 pm UTC+1 |56th
Fr April 16 1-1:45 EST |7-7:45 pm UTC+1 |57th
Fr April 24 1-1:45 EST |7-7:45 pm UTC+1 |58th
Fr April 29 1-1:45 EST |7-7:45 pm UTC+1 |59th
Fr May 7 1-1:45 EST |7-7:45 pm UTC+1 |60th
View our previous Friday feelgood concerts of Duo Laroo/Byrd here:
We are very grateful and feel very lucky that with tremendous generous help and donations we were able to obtain a new performance home, the ballroom @ the Fairfield House
This very neglected historic property with leaking roof needs urgent renovation, especially the ballroom, located at the top floor. Donations superwelcome @ paypal.me/duolaroobyrd
SOME MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS IN 2021 & 2020
- We were truly grateful to have received support from the Fonds Podiumkunsten(Dutch Performing Arts Fund) to bring in February a special edition of our Duo Laroo/Byrd+ Feelgood concerts via their funding program: Balkonscenes (Balcony Scenes) from home for the neighborhood. Of course, you can see back these concerts online too.
- Jan 8 & 9 2021: We were excited to be a part of the APAP, major performing arts conference in New York again, this time, however, not in the Hilton, but online with a showcase of a live-streamed Duo Laroo/Byrd Feelgood concert on January 8 and a pre-recorded concert of the Saskia Laroo Band & Trumpets Around The World presents Jazz Meets Hiphop @ Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Online on January 9.
- Nov 21, 2020: We played the Rabobank Amersfoort Online Jazzfestival with the Saskia Laroo Band. Here you can see it back. This concert concluded a successful concert tour supported by Stichting Norma (the Norma Foundation), performing the music of Saskia's latest album Trumpets Around The World, supported by SENA (Dutch international neighboring rights oranisation)
- October 23, 2020: Premiere of an online collaboration film by the Erasmushuis, Jakarta of our Duo Laroo/Byrd meets Colladulur from Indonesia
- October 8, 2020: Premiere of Jazzkia meets hiphop for the Korea Foundation's Virtual Concert Series Stay Joyful
- February 21-23, 2020: Saskia Laroo Band - India Tour. Performances in Pune and Mumbai on the World Jazz Festival by Banyan Tree Events. This was our last tour before the Pandemic, supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (Dutch Performing Arts Fund)
PRE-CORONA CONCERTS & TOURS
Laroo Bookings & Management, Laroo Records and Cultmix Foundation release and support the music of trumpeter/bandleader/composer Saskia Laroo from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Laroo Bookings features this multi instrumentalist who has released 8 albums and celebrates 40 years of performing and touring around the world presenting her signature blend of pop, dance, jazz and world music. Laroo Management develops Saskia's concepts for bringing audiences together and aiming for cultural conciliation through music.
jazz, world, pop, blues, funk, gospel, soul, edm, reggae, latin, afro