The Keys Duo, with Luiza Lale on saxophone and Dan Watts on keyboard, with be performing in the Barn on Saturday 11th September 2021.
Doors open 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start. Numbers will be limited, and pre-booking is required; for tickets call Jean Chudleigh on 0118 942 4372. Tickets are per table; £20 (table for 2), £40 (table for 4) and £60 (table for 6), and there will be a pay bar (table service only).
Enjoy an evening of jazz classics, dance favourites and film music, featuring music from Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone, amongst many more. There will be pieces you know and pieces you will be glad to know!
Luiza and Dan enjoy eclectic performing careers, spanning the classical and jazz spectrum. Separately, both perform as soloists with, and amongst, several London orchestras, most regularly with the New London Symphony Orchestra. They have performed together as session musicians for various pop acts in the XFM studios.
Much of Luiza’s performing comes in the guise of her main musical passion, the saxophone quartet. Luiza leads the Spiral Saxophone Quartet, with whom she has recorded four albums of newly commissioned repertoire and she and the quartet are constantly arranging and writing music to expand their repertoire further.
Dan, a flautist and pianist, is the founder member of the Metropolitan Ensemble and the Redbanks Duo and performs regularly with both groups throughout the country. He has recently composed music for Zeb Soames, the radio presenter’s children’s book Gaspard the Fox, which is currently being widely performed as a companion piece to Saint Saen’s Carnival of the Animals.
Luiza and Dan have been friends since they studied together at the Royal Northern College of Music and have enjoyed performing together ever since. They have recently had their first of a series of children’s music books published, called Funfair Fantasy.