1953 in Philadelphia, USA. Aufgewachsen in Musikerfamilie in Connecticut.
Arbeitete sich als Gitarrist in New York City zur Jazz-Elite hoch.
Tourte und machte Aufnahmen u.a. mit Larry Coryell, Bobby McPerrin,
Paco de Lucia, Joe Pass. Gewann als Produzent, Komponist und Arrangeur
zahlreiche Preise. Komponierte die Musik für über 40 Filme,
darunter Süleyman the Magnificent - die erste Zusammenarbeit
mit Omar Faruk Tekbilek. Freundschaft mit Tekbilek, etliche erfolgreiche
A versatile composer, producer, and musician, Brian Keane has produced
over three dozen records and scored well over 100 films and television
shows. His credits span such critically acclaimed productions as The
Great Depression, for Blackside Films (Eyes on the Prize)
declared by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 TV series
of 1993 and The Vernon Johns Story starring
James Earl Jones for Laurel Entertainment. In addition,
Keane is credited with scoring an Emmy-winning Jane Goodall
special for HBO, and National Geographic Explorer for
TBS as well as General Motors Playwright's Theatre series for Nederlander
Television on A&E, which has garnered four Ace Awards. When not
working in television and film, Keane has produced numerous albums
including Maricachi Cobre (11095-2)
and Khenany (13078-2).
He has also recorded four releases of Middle Eastern music for Celestial
Harmonies entitled, Süleyman the Magnificent (13023-2),
Fire Dance (13032-2), Beyond
the Sky (13047-2), and Whirling
says of Fire Dance, "Keane contributes acoustic guitar
leads and an acute producer's sensitivity to the spirit of this music.
You'll feel you're in a tent with dancing girls and a hookah."
Keane is considered a guitarist's guitarist, and
has toured the world, playing and recording with many
of the world's greatest musicians including Larry
Coryell, Flamenco great Paco DeLucia,
Bobby McFerrin, The Brubecks,
and Spyro Gyra, among many others.
A truly international musician, Keane has carved out
a substantial career while remaining largely outside
of the mainstream entertainment industry establishment.
Keane grew up in a musical family and studied with
the late John Mehegan while a student
at Staples High School. Later, Keane studied with
modern composer Karel Husa at Cornell
University, and received a B.A. Cum Laude from Ithaca
College. In the early 70s, Keane established his reputation
among the elite realm of New York jazz musicians.
From 1978 to 1981, in addition to playing with some
of the top names in jazz in New York, he was a member
of a successful Connecticut-based local band,
Sunsight, which included Saxophonist Marion
Meadows, and Joe Melotti,
currently musical director for Michael Bolton.
In 1981, Keane teamed up with jazz guitar great Larry
Coryell, touring extensively through 1985,
and began developing a career in the recording studio.
Today Keane enjoys being one of the most in-demand musicians in the
recording business. He is currently producing a number of records
and film soundtracks, scoring numerous television series and completing
work on a symphony. Keane lives with his wife and three children in