Sound Affair Duo

Jenni Watson is a freelance Saxophonist, Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist. She balances composition commissions in the contemporary classical genre with her own instrumental/electronica recording projects. Studying BMus and MMus with Rob Buckland and Andy Scott at the RNCM (UK), she achieved the highest recital mark in the Woodwind department’s history. Her final Masters recital was entirely self-composed - a first for the RNCM. She has recorded several CDs of original music, breaking genre conventions to create a unique and engaging soundworld. She performs with varied groups including Kaleidoscope Quartet, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tenor Saxophone Collective. Her compositions receive international performances and she also founded BASS (the British Annual Saxophone Symposium).
Martin Jacoby is known as a highly successful artist and composer in his own right. Notable performances include solo recitals at Steinway Hall London and the Nottingham Theatre Royal, an appearance in the 'Reflections on Debussy' festival at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and concertos with UK-wide orchestras. Having a particular passion for the French repertoire, Martin devised his own show 'Debussy and Ravel: Earth and Water', with which he made his London debut to a critically acclaimed 6-show run. Due to popular demand this was re-run. He was also Musical Director for a 21-show theatre run for 2012's Edinburgh Festival. Martin studied at the RNCM (UK), gaining BMus and MMUs degrees with support of a full scholarship. Martin records a wealth of solo piano works for Spotify and currently has over 400,000 monthly listeners. 

Jenni Watson, saxophone; Martin Jacoby, piano



  • Jul 14 2018

    Sound Affair Duo


    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Passepied (arr. Jenni Watson)
    Jenni Watson (1985): Leaves
    Jenni Watson (1985), Martin Jacoby (1988): Arabesque (on a theme by Debussy)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (arr. Jenni Watson, Martin Jacoby)
    Jenni Watson (1985): Improvisations on La cathédrale engloutie / The Submerged Cathedral by Claude Debussy   

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