Saskia Laroo is a versatile musician known for her original music, collaborating with bands and projects that encompass a wide range of musical styles and feature ensembles ranging from 2 to 8+ talented musicians. Here's a glimpse into her musical world:
THE SASKIA LAROO BAND: This ensemble brings the funk to life, delivering groovy and soulful performances that get audiences moving to the rhythm.
DUO LAROO/BYRD: Saskia Laroo joins forces with Warren Byrd in this eclectic duo. Their music is a fusion of diverse influences, creating a unique and captivating sound.
JAZZKIA: If you're a jazz enthusiast, you'll appreciate Saskia's jazz quartet, Jazzkia. They deliver captivating jazz performances that showcase their exceptional talent and love for the genre.
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Experience the diverse musical world of Saskia Laroo and her collaborators, where genres blend, and creativity knows no bounds.
In 1979, Saskia Laroo embarked on her journey as a professional musician, captivating audiences with her live performances. During this pivotal period, she had the honor of frequently collaborating with renowned Dutch tenor saxophonist Hans Dulfer, who was immediately struck by her exceptional talent. By 1981, Saskia had solidified her presence in Hans Dulfer's bands and also joined Rosa King’s Upside Down Band, where a young saxophone prodigy named Candy Dulfer was part of the lineup.
Throughout the early stages of her career, Saskia immersed herself in diverse world music genres, including Hispanic, Caribbean, Brazilian, and African influences, shaping her musical identity. In 1982, she established her own ensemble, the Salsa Caliente Band. From 1986 to 1990, she led the Caribbean Express, followed by performances with The Caribbean Colours from 1990 to 1994.
Around 1994, Saskia discovered her unique musical voice. She ventured into a solo career in 1993, which blossomed into the Saskia Laroo Band the following year, featuring compositions from her debut album, "It’s Like Jazz." In 1995, Laroo introduced two new groups: Salsabop, a Latin jazz quintet, and Jazzkia, her straight-ahead jazz unit, also known as the Saskia Laroo Jazz Quartet.
In recent years, Saskia has continued to captivate audiences worldwide, performing with various groups and collaborating with American pianist Warren Byrd in a dynamic duo, showcasing her musical prowess and connecting with local musicians across the globe. Saskia Laroo also shines as a special guest artist, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.
(Adapted from information by Ausra Listaviciute, adapted by Warren Byrd)