Byrd with Laroo's band in India

February 21 and 23, 2020 I performed on a new world jazz festival in Mumbai (Feb 23) and Pune (Feb 21), India organized by Banyan Tree Events
We performed together with Indian musicians and did a 'Jazz For Kids' concert…

Duo Laroo/Byrd Under Banyan Route: Indonesia Tour Report

Duo Laroo/Byrd 2016 Indonesian Tour Report: 27Aug16—07Sep16 

Saskia Laroo-Trumpet, Sax, Bass, Clinician Warren Byrd- Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, Clinician of Music 

1 After a decade's plus absence from this city of sweltering heat, struggling traffic, and hulking buildings we arrived…

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OldSchoolBro Tells It Like It Is

Recently, friends of mine were outraged to hear a particular "Pop" star* sing a song that portrayed a conundrum of American urban life: Malignant cultural narcissism. I'd define it as when the instruments and machinations of high profit turnover begin…

Smiles and Grimaces


I enjoy the smiles I get from the bandstand whether they're mine or other people's. Audience smiles are the top because their smiles really make me want to play. I'm addicted to that…kind of.Grimaces happen more often than I care…
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Warren's New Year  

I've never been embarrassed about age--until this birthday..."[Warren Byrd] was born in 1965 on January 24th; There may have been a snowstorm, or a protest, or a hit song by a love-child...". A stone's throw away is my 50th; may…
"Expression of these shades is how humanity soars into fresh visions of joy, peace and wholeness, as well as sweat, tears, and suffering--all in the the process of existence. Let us ring out and share with music, sounds, tales, movements and dances, vistas and visuals, and a conglomerates of these that we may attune with our collective core."

"Expression of these shades is how humanity soars into fresh visions of joy, peace and wholeness, as well as sweat, tears, and suffering--all in the the process of existence. Let us ring out and share with music, sounds, tales, movements and dances, vistas and visuals, and a conglomerates of these that we may attune with our collective core."