Saskia Sunshine Lane

Born and raised in San Francisco, Saskia Lane (bass, vocals)began her classical training on the violin at the ripe old age of 4, and took up the bass the day she turned 11. Her musical path eventually put her on a train bound for New York City where she received her Masters Degree from The Juilliard School. After graduating, Saskia began exploring other genres and now has her hands in jazz, rock, pop, folk, klezmer and hip-hop. This curiosity for all things music is how she met Dan Zanes. They bumped into each other on the streets of Brooklyn and have been jamming away ever since! In addition to playing with Dan and all his friends, Saskia can be heard playing in and around New York with her new band Hey Sailor! and with her beloved cocktail-pop quartet The Lascivious Biddies. She can also be seen sharing the stage with a wild cast of characters from the likes of Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Enya. 

Saskia is also active in education and outreach via Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connection program, performing in homeless shelters, hospitals, correctional facilities and senior centers. This coming season she is developing a children’s show for CarnegieKids.
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