Saskia Laroo Newsletter
February 28, 2024

Dive into the vibrant world of Saskia Laroo as we continue celebrating her impressive career in this edition. Uncover exclusive insights into Saskia's artistic journey, from her early days to becoming a celebrated trumpet player, bandleader, and composer. Don't miss our special feature on her role as an artist in residence at the hip and groovy JAZZ AAN DE SJTASIE festival, a testimony to her ongoing influence in the jazz scene. Join us as we explore the unique blend of music and passion that defines Saskia Laroo's illustrious career.

Looking ahead, we're excited to bring you more from the dynamic world of Saskia Laroo. Stay tuned for an exclusive sneak peek into upcoming concerts, including the much-anticipated live performances by the Saskia Laroo Band. We'll also delve into future projects and collaborations that continue to push the boundaries of jazz. Expect special throwback content, and special announcements as we journey through 2024 with Saskia's music leading the way. Get ready for a year filled with rhythm, innovation, and the unmistakable sound of Saskia Laroo.
>Mon, Feb. 26, 2024
 Duo Laroo/Byrd @ Kaap en Tein, Amsterdam

>Sun, Feb. 25, 2024
Jazzkia (Saskia Laroo Quartet) @ Jazz On The Waves, Texel
>Thu, Feb. 22, 2024
Saskia Laroo Band
@ Stiels, Haarlem
>Sun, Feb. 18, 2024
Duo Laroo/Byrd @ de Blaercom
  • Petra Beckers
  • Bob de Boer
  • Marcel Schikhof
  • Mike Den Toorn
  • Paul Pollmann
  • Ksavera Kasparaviciute
Early Spring celebrations of my jubileum year 2024!
Dear Music Friends,
I hope this message finds you well. As we navigate through the early months of this year, it's my wish that all of you, the dedicated lovers of music, are finding joy and solace in the diverse world of melodies. Whether you're immersing yourself in the energy of live performances, unwinding with online concerts from the comfort of your home, or meticulously planning festivals and concerts as an organizer, it's important to note that February is drawing to a close. We are on the cusp of entering March, a month that holds particular significance for me as I celebrate a milestone year in my career as a musician, songwriter, and producer.

Celebrating 45 Years of Musical Excellence
Celebrating 45 years on stage, I've toured globally with my bands, now mainly the Saskia Laroo Band, Duo Laroo/Byrd, and Jazzkia, offering a vibrant mix of jazz, funk, hip-hop, pop, Latin, world, and dance music. Last year, I was honored in the Netherlands as the most touring female artist of 2022. Reflecting on the countries I've performed in brings back fond memories and the wonderful people I've met.

A Journey Through Time: Compiling Memories and Melodies
I'm currently working hard on making compilations of videos, audio, and photos from my performances at festivals, clubs, and other events for this jubilee year. You can already explore my global performance history here: Saskia Laroo Live History. If you have any photos, videos, or even secret bootleg recordings, please share them with me to enrich this collection.
Laroo Records: Three Decades of Harmonic Innovation
My label, Laroo Records, is also celebrating its 30th anniversary, and I'm brainstorming ways to mark this milestone. Your creative ideas are most welcome! Check out my latest release "Trumpets Around The World" and my complete discography here: Saskia Laroo Discography.

Upcoming Shows: A Calendar of Can't-Miss Performances
We continue to perform at both large and small events and festivals. Upcoming shows in the Netherlands include a performance by the Saskia Laroo Band with the legendary Hans Dulfer for Royal Jazz on April 27 in de Bullekerk, Zaandam, and a three-day artist-in-residence program with Laroo/Byrd from June 7-9 for Jazz at the Sjtasie, a new international festival.
Join Us Live: Exclusive Invitations to Upcoming Jazz Events
Some special upcoming performances include:
  • The Saskia Laroo Band March 2 at De Bunker in Gorinchem for BunkerLIve. Click here for more info and tickets
  • Duo Laroo/Byrd with Nol van Bennekom’s Alan Easy Band March 10 in Amsterdam. Click here for more info and tickets. 
  • Jazzkia Quartet ft Warren Byrd March 30 at Fort Knoxx for MeerJazz
    Click here for more info. 
  • More details at Saskia Laroo Gigs.

Stay Connected: Your Gateway to the World of Jazz
For bookings and more information, feel free to contact me directly at We hope to hear from you or see you at one of our shows!
Stay musical,
Keep on swinging,
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