Brendan Keenan: Producer/Songwriter
Brendan is a producer, songwriter, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound designer from Setauket, NY. He studied at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with a B.S. in Music Industry with a concentration in Music Technology in 2018.
While at Drexel, Brendan interned in the A&R department at Columbia Records in Los Angeles, CA and also as a studio intern at Cove City Sound Studios. From these two experiences, Brendan was able to cultivate an array of knowledge from the business, technical, and creative sides of the music industry. He started scoring and syncing a variety of commercials for Produkt Sound, a collective of award-winning and multi-platinum musicians based out of New York. Here, Brendan composed original music for commercials and collaborated with members of the Produkt Sound team. Similarly, Brendan is the head scorer and sound designer at Mini Machine, a Philadelphia-based collective specializing in advertising. He has also produced, mixed, and mastered many different artists over the years; notably, indie-alternative band, Sugar Pit, soul singer, Hannah Krupa, his own self-titled jazz-influenced electronic project, Brendan Keenan, and renowned jazz jam-band, Snarky Puppy.
Although well-versed with the technical side of audio, Brendan is a musician and songwriter at heart. He plays the guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, drums, and trumpet. He also sings and beatboxes on a daily basis. While studying jazz with mentor Neil Galea, Brendan was selected as an alternate jazz guitarist for the New York All-State Jazz Ensemble.
Some of his influences include John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Chet Faker and FKJ. Having a deep passion for jazz and electronic music, Brendan believes in capturing the organic essence of music in his productions, while still aiming for unparalleled audio engineering and sonic quality.