Jon Lee Keenan
Versatile tenor, Jon Lee Keenan, is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. Heavily influenced by his father, a classical clarinetist and jazz saxophonist, Jon cultivated an interest in performing a variety of music at an early age. After studying both classical voice and jazz studies at UNLV, Jon relocated to Southern California to pursue a career in singing.
In 2007, Jon was asked to join the LA Master Chorale and has been featured as a soloist at Walt Disney Concert Hall in numerous critically acclaimed performances. Highlights with LAMC include the role of “Evangelist” in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat.
As an in-demand performer of new music, Jon has helped create many new exciting characters with the experimental opera producers at The Industry LA: “Clyde Barrow” in Bonnie and Clyde (Andrew McIntosh), “Gunner” in War of the Worlds (Anne Gosfeld) and the “Captain“ in Sweet Land among many others. Other recent performances of note include “A sunbeam’s Architecture” with poetry by e.e. cummings and music by Elliot Carter at RedCat.