Laroo Bookings & Management
Press Release   October 2019
Trumpet player Saskia Laroo celebrates 40th anniversary with the
new album Trumpets Around The World

Dutch release: Nov 1, 2019 | US release: Nov 15, 2019

Check here an impression of the album and live concerts:  
"The Dutch Lady of Jazz" is what trumpeter Saskia Laroo has been affectionately called by the press and fans for years. On November 15, she will present her highly anticipated eighth album “Trumpets Around The World”, with which she will also celebrate three milestones at the same time: the new release, 40 years on stage as of this year25 years leading the Saskia Laroo Band, and 25 years since the start-up of Laroo Records. On the protean “Trumpets Around The World”, Laroo skillfully combines her mastery of various instruments, namely, trumpet, bass, and saxophone with funky dance, hip hop, modern grooves, singing and rap. Here stands Laroo's repute for a candid improvisational style, inspired by influences and cultures from all over the world.
Saskia Laroo; the Lady Miles Davis of Europe
The "Lady Miles Davis of Europe" – that's how she's been coined in America by press and public - is one of the few women trumpet players ranked internationally at top level for over four decades and has as well been leading her own bands nearly as long. Laroo plays with her bands at large and small festivals, concert halls and clubs in locations all over the world such as, among others, Thailand, Burundi and the United States. Her music itself often like a journey driven by not only pure jazz, but also by influences from hip hop, dance and world music, melded as if those styles have always belonged together.

Laroo has played with jazz greats such as Rosa King, Hans and Candy Dulfer, Toots Thielemans, Teddy Edwards and recorded with Billy Preston. She has also done dance crossovers with DJ's 100% Isis, Ken Ishi and Ronald Molendijk. Laroo released seven, soon eight CDs and a DVD on her own label. She has won several prizes, including the Indian peace prize "Karmaveer Puraskaar" in 2010.

About the celebration of her milestones, Laroo says: “I always prefer to look back on my last concert; performing is always a whole new experience. But if I may mention a highlight, I think of how special it was to play in South Korea in 2017 at the KF Cheonggyecheon Music Festival in Seoul. It was an honor to be asked as a Dutch representative. "

Book an album release concert with the Saskia Laroo Band 

Laroo releases her new album in the Netherlands on November 1 in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, a music evening full of jazzy tunes, modern grooves, hiphop and dance. Saskia Laroo and her band take the audience on a music trip from bossa to reggae, funk and blues, all combined with her jazzy trumpet.

Four weeks later she celebrates the American release of "Trumpets Around The World" with a Black Friday concert of the Saskia Laroo Band on November 29th in the Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT.  
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The first single "Downtown In The City" is available since Fri Oct 18 on

Laroo Bookings & Management, Laroo Records and Cultmix Foundation releases and supports the music of trumpeter/bandleader/composer Saskia Laroo from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Laroo Bookings features this multi instrumentalist who will soon have released 8 albums and will celebrate 40 years of performing and touring around the world presenting her signature blend of pop, dance, jazz and world music. Laroo Management is seeking to develop Saskia's concepts, namely bringing audiences together and aiming connection of cultures through musical expression.
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