Saskia Lane is a Julliard-trained bassist, composer, performer and educator, whose work spans many genres. Most recently, the Brooklyn-based artist appeared in two productions this summer at the Salzburg Festival, the Threepenny Opera and it’s celebrated annual production of Jedermann. Since 2010, Saskia has been a member of the noted theater company, Checkov at Lake Lucille, as performer and composer, and is set to appear in the group’s soon-to-be-released feature film of The Seagull. She also worked for several years with the British-based Improbable Theatre Company on The Devil and Mister Punch, which toured internationally. Saskia is currently touring BIRDHEART, an original live animation piece in collaboration with famed Designer/Director Julian Crouch.

A classically-trained musician with a strong grounding in jazz, Saskia regularly tours with kids’ favorite Dan Zanes & Friends along with her own much-lauded jazz pop trio The Lascivious Biddies, and has appeared with artists as diverse as Jay-Z and Beyonce, Damon Albarn, Phillip Glass and the Kronos Quartet. This fall she had the pleasure of recording with Harry Belafonte and John Legend. 

Saskia’s original compositions have been commissioned for several productions, including José Rivera’s Massacre, the Asolo Repertory Theater’s staging of Macbeth, and Lake Lucille’s renditions of Ivanov and The Seagull. This spring, she will take part in a two-week residency at BRICArtsMedia workshopping her original song cycle, The Sweetest Life, in collaboration with writer Stephanie Fleischmann.

Saskia has leveraged her songwriting expertise since 2008 in her work with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections Program, an outreach and education organization that brings music to New York’s homeless and incarcerated populations, as well as other underserved groups. Saskia and The Biddies also created the children’s music education program, The Itty Biddies, in collaboration with and commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The program is now in its sixth year.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

The Isle of Klezbos

Live from Brooklyn

CD, 2014

Bass

 

The Itty Biddies, Jump Around!

EP, 2013

Bass, Vocals, Composition, Co-Production

 

Dan Zanes, Little Nut Tree

CD, 2011

Bass, Vocals

 

Dan Zanes, The Fine Friends Are Here

DVD, 2010

Bass, Vocals, Dancing

 

Dan Zanes, 76 Trombones

CD, 2010

Bass, Vocals

 

Marc Farre, Secret Symphony

CD, 2008

Bass

 

Dan Zanes, Nueva York!

CD, 2008

Bass, Vocals

 

The Lascivious Biddies, A Very Biddy Christmas

EP, Holiday 2008

Bass, Vocals

 

Dan Zanes, Welcome Table

CD, 2008

Bass

 

The Lascivious Biddies, Love You Mean It

EP, 2007

Bass, Vocals, Composition

 

Father Goose, Bam-Bam Diddly

CD, 2007

Bass

 

The Lascivious Biddies, Live in New York City

DVD, Autumn 2005

Bass, Vocals

 

The Lascivious Biddies, Get Lucky

CD, October 2004

Bass,Vocals

 

The Lascivious Biddies, I Feel Biddy

CD, March 2003

Bass, Vocals

 

Chili's Restaurants

National Television Commercial, 2003

"Girlfriends"

Bass, Vocals, Jingle writer

 

The Lascivious Biddies

The Bobby Flay Show

Musical Guest, 2002

Bass, Vocals aka Lip-Syncher

 

The Lascivious Biddies

 Biddi-Luxe!

 CD, May 2002

 Bass, Vocals