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Bernhard Haaks Quartet Featuring Saskia Laroo
July 17, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
On Friday, July 17th The Bernhard Haaks Quartet returns to Roscoe’s Room to present works by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others, plus originals. The Quartet includes Warren Byrd on piano, Cliff Schmitt on bass, Bernhard Haaks on drums and will feature world renowned trumpeter and Dutch Jazz Great, Saskia Laroo.
Trumpeter Saskia Laroo is regarded as one of the top four female horn players in the international Jazz world and has worked with Masters as Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, David Murray, Billy Higgins, Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove and many others. Saskia, nicknamed the “The Lady Miles Davis", is able to present very restrained and soft trumpet lines, creating very intimate and personal settings. Saskia can be heard worldwide on all major music festival, including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival and is frequently invited by the Dutch Government to perform at state, cultural or private events.
Drummer Bernhard Haaks has worked extensively with Master Guitarist Al DeFino ( Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. ) and has performed with jazz greats Pete Levin, Lew Soloff, Charles Ellerbee ( Ornette Coleman ), Bill Crow, Roswell Rudd, James Cammack ( Ahmad Jamal ) and a variety of other international Jazz performers including Ken Gioffre, Saskia Laroo, Warren Byrd, Sam Newsome, Ron Blake etc. He has also performed with a collection of singers, including Ann Ross and John Hendricks for UN General Secretary-General Mr.Kofi Annan and the full assembly of the United Nations. In 2014, the Bernhard Haaks Quintet was invited to perform at a UN Gala event, held at the Essex House in NYC. Bernhard is leading his nine piece Blue Moon Ensemble, a New York State Council on the Arts Grant recipient , merging jazz, classical and New Music in New York City. Two sets 7:30 and 9 pm: $15 cover for one set, $20 for both. Doors open at 6 pm for dinner; a limited menu will be available after 7:30 pm, so please make reservations earlier if you plan to dine.
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