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Saskia Lane is a Julliard-trained bassist, composer, performer and educator. Since 2010, Saskia has been a member of the noted theater company Checkov at Lake Lucille, as performer and composer. She also worked for several years with the British-based Improbable Theatre Company on The Devil and Mister Punch, which toured internationally. She regularly tours with kids’ favorite Dan Zanes & Friends along with her own much-lauded jazz pop trio The Lascivious Biddies. Her 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. She 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. Saskia and The Biddies also created The Itty Biddies, a children’s music education program, in collaboration with and commissioned by Carnegie Hall.