The Keys Duo, with Luiza Lale on saxophone and Dan Watts on keyboard, with be performing in the Barn on Saturday 12th June.
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.