Performing with special effects devices around her waist which she can operate with one hand whilst playing the trumpet with the other, Saskia adds an extra dimension to contemporary house, techno, funk, electronica, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, downtempo and drum’n’bass.
Saskia Laroo - trumpet, with deejay or own backing tracks
Extra: keyboard, dj, rap, vocals, percussion, trombone, sax.
Saskia Laroo is one of those all too few artists who are not afraid to be called an entertainer. In her own words: "I like it when people have a good time and dance while I play. I don't want to play just for other [musicians]." Whether it 's her musical performance or just her stage presence, she always does it with style, striking the heart and the eye. With her trumpet, equipped with a wireless microphone Saskia loves to "lounge around" and create pleasant muted athmospheric sounds or give an exciting show, playing kicking hot licks and funky bop solo improvisations surrounded by dancing audiences.
Tours & performances:
2013: Amsterdam clubs w Dansor; Bergen JF w Miss Smile& No Sugar; 2011: India tour w DJ Robbie Taylor; 2010: With Digitizer in the USA; 2007: Brazil clubs with her keyboardist Warren Byrd; 2002: MTV showed her performance with DJ at Naomi Campbell 's Party in the prestigeous Cipriani Hall in New York. 2000: with DJ Ken Ishi from Japan (with Hans Dulfer) at the Northsea JF; 1996: She played at the Olympic Stadion of Seoul with her own backing tape. Various years: Dutch DJ’s Ronald Molendijk, Franky D, Michel le Hey, DJ Dimitri, Arley, Buscemi, Maestro etc.
-“This was one cracking concert from the first note, Saskia Laroo and her band hit the stage runnin, offering a dizzying repertoire of jazz, rap, hip-hop, salsa, drumn ‘bass and soul”
Audrey Perera, The Straits Times, Singapore March 11, 2008.
"They’re riding on a heatwave."
(Jim Santella, in Jazz Improv. oktober 2005)
"Saskia mixes styles of music and culture as if they had always meant to be together
(J. Lyon Layden, in Creative Loafing. February 2001)
the latest dance music and original material coming from her three electric CD 's, as well as new unrecorded music.
With DJ Dansor, DJ's Miss Smile & No Sugar, DJ Robbie Taylor, Warren Byrd (kb,v), MC Phantom.