Current Projects

An indispensable member of many diverse musical ventures, Keegan’s contribution to projects as a leader or sideman is defined by his penchant for innovation and originality. He is a musical maverick.

Main Projects

Matt Keegan Band

My latest project featuring the extraordinairy musicians Freyja Garbett, Cameron Undy and Miles Thomas. New music coming soon!

Vienna Dreaming

Vienna Dreaming is a suite of music I have composed and dedicated to my great grandfather, Heini Portnoj (1895-1984).  Heini grew up in Vienna and was a working musician and composer in the great music city before his career was cut short by the rise of the Nazi’s.

The Three Seas

A cross-cultural (AUS/IND) project fusing Folk Music from West Bengal & Gorkhaland with Spiritual Jazz, Rock & Reggae.


In this innovative venture, Keegan harnesses the power of his Octatrack—a dynamic performance sampler—and a myriad of effects pedals to manipulate the sound of his tenor saxophone. 


Sarah Belkner

Phil Slater Quintet

Elysian Fields

Session Work

Jazz Soloist

As a jazz saxophone soloist Keegan has been invited to perform with musicians including: Barney McCall, James Muller & the Japan Australia Jazz Orchestra, Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Kurt Elling, Mike Nock, Phil Slater, Ray Beadle, and Steve Hunter.

He has played at festivals around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), Everfine Festival (USA), JazzAhead (GER), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (IND), Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival (JPN), and Womad (AUS).

Pop & Rock

In the field of contemporary Pop & Rock music Keegan has performed with international artists including: Lionel Richie (USA), Maroon 5 (USA), Noel Gallagher (UK), Passenger (UK), Pseudopod (USA), Ricky Martin (PR), Seal (UK) and Australian artists Guy Sebastian, Hot Dub Time Machine, Jimmy Barnes, Sarah Blasko, Thirsty Merc, and The Beautiful Girls.

Commissions & Arrangements

Keegan is renown for his proficiency in leading horn sections, as well as composing and arranging horn and woodwind parts for various projects. Read more on Keegans Commissions & Arrangements