JAZZ DURING CORONA: SASKIA LAROO
(translated from Dutch)
JAZZNU · MAY 1, 2020
JazzNu cares about the fate of jazz and its performers. That is why employee Tom Beetz regularly asks a different musician this question:
HOW DOES SASKIA LAROO IMPLEMENT ITS ARTISTRY IN THE CORONA AGE?
A FUR COMPANY BRINGS LIFE IN THE BREWERY
November 7, 2019, Brouwerij Martinus, Groningen, the Netherlands
It has to be said, jazz audiences mainly consist of people over 60. This was apparent from a measurement by trumpet player, saxophonist and singer Saskia Laroo. Fortunately they did not get jazz this evening and could feel young again.
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Aug 25, 2018 WARFHUIZEN - Every stage has its golden rules. At Roodehaan in Warfhuizen by 11 p.m. at the latest it must be quiet. With some imagination it is possible to picture how manager Teus stands in front of the band and lectures these restrictions to them strongly, because he also requires this of his camping guests. Otherwise the plug will be pulled! However, an uprising threatened to happen at 11 p.m. at the performance of Saskia Laroo's Funky 5 if an encore would not ensue
Nov 18, 2014 "Some fools say jazz is also a monolith. Not as long as there are vibrant energizers like Laroo's crew playing. Her stage was small scale, but her performance was large. It was exactly the kind of thing that keeps jazz alive." Concert review 'Saskia Laroo Band at Cotton Club' by Philip Woolever for AllAboutJazz
Oct 17, 2014 "As a movie for the ears, you are immediately sucked into the interaction between stage and audience. Laroo plays the stars out of the heavens, while her grooving band trundles on, fiercely propulsive. It is funk, jazz-dance and hip-hop in one" CD review 'Saskia Laroo Band - Live in Zimbabwe' by Stan Rijven for Dutch National newspaper Trouw (translated by W Byrd)
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