Right back in the saddle from a highly successful Pillow Talk erotica show at Het Fijnhout, Urban Aphrodite is in full swing again…this time on the waters of Amsterdam! As a new innovation in Evening Entertainment here in Amsterdam, UA’s Evening Entertainment Cruises offer vistors and Amsterdammers alike the winning combination of a great evening cruise, excellent food, and dazzling stars of Dutch an international fame…all wrapped up and presented with pleasure though our partnership with famed sailing ship, the MS De Jordaan!
Urban Aphrodite Productions is proud to present this hot night of Jazz on the Cool waters of Amsterdam! Saskia Laroo is known all over the world as a master trumpet player. Named, “The Dutch Miles Davis” for over 3 decades, Saski will join us for this entertaining evening of music, food and cocktails on the open waters of the IJ. Saskia’s Special Guest is Vocal Diva Michelle David, winner of the SALTO Award for Best TV Program 2012.
The Mighty Aphrodite Cocktail Cruise includes:
- Three hour evening cruise along the open waters of Amsterdam
- Warm gourmet Haapjes Buffet all night
- A Welcome Cocktail
- Live Music Concert with Saskia Laroo and her jazz-fusion ensemble, Jazzkia
- Featuring the vocal stylings of Michelle David
- Drink specials all night
Mighty Aphrodite Cocktail Cruise with Jazz Trumpetess Saskia Laroo
Featuring SALTO Winner 2010-vocalist Michelle David
When: July 25, 2011
Where: MS De Jordaan Cruiseship: Central Station, Pier 14
Time: 19:00 boarding
19:30 Cruise begins
22:00 Drop off at Pier 14
Cost: 60 euros per person
Hailed by American public and press at large as “Lady Miles of Europe”,Saskia is one of the few female trumpet stylists-blowing for more than three decades. Saskia Laroo combines today’s music by uncontrived romps into new styles, eagerly known as “nu jazz” or “swingin’ body-music”–a vivacious blend of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, funk reggae, and world with roots in her classical jazz background. Her artistry and her groove ring vibrantly and free on her five albums that take us on a journey through the music she has absorbed and continues to play from her heart and soul. Saskia is anticipating packed houses all over the globe for the upcoming international tour 2011-12 which will promote the release of her new CD, “Two of a Kind-A Tribute to Miles and Monk”. This album features the collaboration of Saskia and her longtime partner and fellow musician, Warren Byrd of the United States.
Michelle is an international artist and producer that can be linked to some of the most fabulous musicals and music projects happening in the scene today. With close to one million hits on YouTube, her 2010 Dance/House projects, “Disco Electrique” & “Move Your Body”, received rave reviews and put her on the Dutch Dance Chart for 3 weeks at number 23 and the online USA Dance Chart at number 2. Her current track with DJ Cliff entitled ‘Body to Body’ is in heavy rotation on the TMF playlist. She has also worked on projects for well known Dutch artists such as Linda Wagenmakers, Juan Wells, DJ Roog & Eric E. She is Creator and Host ofInspirational Grooves, a TV show dedicated to showcasing Holland’s best musicians. Inspirational Grooves won the highly regarded SALTO Best TV program 2010. Ms.David’s debut CD is coming out in January 2012.