Keating, a transplant from Los Angeles performs with Cords & Strings, a duo with Jesse Vernier on classical guitar or trio with the addition of bass player Justin Bransford as well as performances with Kodama Trio, featuring Robert Muller on piano, Jeremy Bleich on bass and Milton Villarrubia on drums. Most recently seen at Vannessie's with Doug Montgomery, Keating has also played The Starlight Lounge, Geist Cabaret, After Hours on Canyon Road and The Performance Space.
One of my favorite comments that has come up after our last couple of shows is that people feel like they have been transported to New York. Part of that is coming from taking on music from Broadway musicals, but part of it is coming from a certain feeling you get in New York. Dark little clubs where jazz players explore the limits of their instruments and the pulse of the city is all around, upstairs, downstairs, down the hall, just outside the door - it's a vibe - an energy - moments of clarity transcending chaos. Something magical is in the air here and we're hearing it and bringing it out to play and share with you. Hope you can feel it, too.