Trumpet player Saskia Laroo celebrates 40th anniversary with the new album "Trumpets Around The World"

Top Quote Trumpeter Saskia Laroo, hailing from Amsterdam, the Netherlands celebrates 40 years on stage. She releases in the US on Nov 15th her 8th album, “Trumpets Around The World” on Laroo Records, itself in its 25th year—as does her Saskia Laroo Band with which she tours the world performing an original blend of pop, dance, jazz, hiphop and world music for audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds. End Quote
  • Hartford, CT (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2019 - The Dutch Lady of Jazz. As such, 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. Laroo has been on stage for 40 years this year and has been leading the Saskia Laroo Band and Laroo Records for 25 years. On the versatile 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 who has been playing the trumpet internationally at top level for 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 all over the world such as 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 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."

    Laroo releases her new album in the Netherlands on November 1 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and in the US four weeks later with a Black Friday concert of the Saskia Laroo Band on November 29th in the Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT. For more info see

    The album will be available on CD and vinyl in store throughout the US, and online via all major digital platforms.
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    Check here an impression of the album:

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