JON LEE KEENAN
Versatile tenor Jon Lee Keenan is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. Influenced by his father, a classical and jazz saxophonist, Jon cultivated an interest in performing a variety of musical styles at an early age. After studying classical voice and jazz bass at UNLV, Jon relocated to Southern California to pursue a career in classical singing, and to study vocal arts at the USC Thornton School of Music.
In 2007, Jon was selected to join the LA Master Chorale and has been featured as a soloist at Walt Disney Concert Hall in each season since. Recent 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 several new exciting characters through collaborations with experimental opera producers at The Industry LA, including “Clyde Barrow” in Bonnie and Clyde(Andrew McIntosh), “Gunner” in War of the Worlds (Anne Gosfeld) and th “Captain“ in Sweet Land.
Recent performances with POP include the "Tanzmeister" in Ariadne auf Naxos and the masked jazz bassist for Trouble in Tahihi.