Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Saskia 's Solo Act (+ dj, MC, keys, perc, voc etc)

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.

Line up
Saskia Laroo - trumpet, with deejay or own backing tracks
Extra: keyboard, dj, rap, vocals, percussion, trombone, sax.

Biography:
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.

Quotes:
-“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)

Repertoire:
the latest dance music and original material coming from her three electric CD 's, as well as new unrecorded music.

Projects:
With DJ Dansor, DJ's Miss Smile & No Sugar, DJ Robbie Taylor, Warren Byrd (kb,v), MC Phantom.

Additional Links: 
Saskia 's fifth CD release, presenting a melange of Funk, Dance, and Jazz using instrumental themes, vocals, rap, beatbox, and improvisation over hip grooves. Really Jazzy features Saskia Laroo playing trumpet, saxophone, upright bass & vocals.
You can purchase CD 's for download directly from Saskia 's webshop. After payment you will receive an email with download links for the songs. More info email to info@saskialaroo.nl

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    Date: 11/2011
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Saskia
Job Title/Position: 
leader
Mailing Address: 
9 Gillett Street Apt 1D
Hartford, CT 06105
Physical Address: 
9 Gillett Street Apt 1D
Hartford, CT 06105
Last Name: 
Laroo
Phone: 
860-8699531

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Dance / DJ
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - R&B / Soul
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Year Founded: 
1993
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
-2010: Saskia Laroo : Karmaveer Puraskaar by Icongo organization, New Delhi, India -2006: Saskia Laroo Band: Montreux “Under the Sky” Jazz competition winner, Switzerland -2005: Saskia Laroo: finalist International Song Competition (ISC)
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
PA system with at least 4 channel mixer, 2 monitors, 1 microphone
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
9