Formed at The Hartt School in 2020, Duo Axon is composed of Derek Granger, saxophone and Dan Ingman, percussion. Sharing a love of contemporary chamber music, Dan and Derek are active in commissioning new works for non-traditional combinations of saxophones and percussion. Recent commissions include Deep State by Robert Rankin, and upcoming consortiums include forthcoming works by Viet Cuong and Kenichi Ikuno. Duo Axon was awarded second prize in the 2021 Hartt Chamber Music Competition, and received the Vandoren Student Recital prize at the 2021 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference. Dan and Derek are DMA students at The Hartt School, studying with Ben Toth and Carrie Koffman.