Matt’s Biography

Saxophonist Matt Keegan regularly performs throughout Australia and around the world. He appears on over 50 albums as a recording artist, is a featured soloist for many well-known groups both past and present and has performed at music festivals across the globe.

 

In 2011, Keegan won the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowship for jazz and has subsequently produced a recording with his new group The Three Seas in New Delhi, India.  His band, The Matt Keegan Trio, have released five albums to critical acclaim.

Keegan is currently an integral member of bands including; the Steve Hunter Band; the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra; The Stu Hunter Experiment; Declan Kelly’s Diesel and Dub; The Beautiful Girls.  He has arranged the music for horn sections for projects with artists including; Passenger; Emma PaskRay Beadle; and the TV show The Voice.  As a composer he has been commissioned to write works for the Australian High Commission in Thailand; The Zephyr String Quartet; and Elisian Fields.

In professional capacity Keegan has also played, recorded and or toured with groups including the Darren Percival band, James Muller Band, The World According to JamesPhil Slater’s Sun SongbookMark Isaacs Resurgence Band, 20th Century Dog, Jackie OrszaczkySarah BlaskoThirsty MercThe Japan Australia Jazz Orchestra (JPN) and Maroon 5 (USA).

Keegan was artistic director for the Jazzgroove Association between 2006 and 2008. He has received a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honors and a Masters of Music (Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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My Equiptment

Instruments

Selmer Balanced Action Tenor Saxophone
Short Shank Selmer Soloist mouthpiece “E” with Selmer ligature
Rico Jazz select 3 medium reeds unfiled

Yamaha YS62 Soprano Saxophone
Short Shank Selmer Soloist mouthpiece “H” with Selmer ligature

SML Gold Medal Baritone low A
Selmer soloist “F” with selmer ligature

Noblet Eb Alto Clarinet
King Mouthpiece with Oleg Ligature

Buffet RC Bb clarinet

Microphones

Sax bug mic – PS100
Clari bug mic – Ps 110
Shure BETA 57
AudioTechnica clip on condenser mic

Electronics

TC voice live 2
Maestro sound system for woodwinds
Eventide pitch factor
Cioks AC 10
Lehele 3@1
FMR Really Nice Preamp