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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Oct 15, 2013 Interview on Voice of Russia (radio and press)
Journalist Anna Delitsieva has painted a portrait of Saskia Laroo.
'Mein Leben in der Musik ist die Suche nach Identität'
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Hartford Public Library
Saskia Laroo, Warren Byrd Open "Baby Grand" Series
Amsterdam Meets Hartford in Free Show
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-"Surely Laroo, who's been dubbed "Lady Miles," bears more than a hint of Davis' signature sound in her horn, but it sounds completely uncontrived, as if she simply internalized his tone and phrasing and made it her own." By Bob Weinberg, Spring 2012 Jazzziz magazine, USA
-"her strength lies precisely in the looseness and liberty of her playing, you could call it unpretentious, relaxed and perhaps that is the reason for her worldwide success: she "plays" with her instrument and her audience." By Gerard Hoekmeyer, Dec 2011 for newspaper "De Nieuwe Meerbode", the Netherlands
You just get accustomed to Lady Miles musing on trumpet, and the next thing you know the Flying Dutchwoman is soaring on booming standup bass. And it's not just an acoustic shtick, but the real deal.
By Owen McNally, Nov 17, 2011 Hartford Courant, CT, USA.
-"Jazz is a feast, for sure when Saskia determines the “lip-tension”.- By Rene Steenhorst , March 2008, De Telegraaf, the Netherlands