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Brian Keane (born January 18, 1953) is an American composer, music producer, musician and guitarist. He has composed the music for hundreds of films and television shows and produced over a hundred record albums. Keane is known as a world class guitarist, a musical pioneer in scoring music for television documentaries, a leading record producer of the 1980s and 1990s, and he is one of the most prominent and influential composers of his era.
Collectively, Keane has scored well over one hundred award-winning documentaries and films, including eighteen Emmy winners for best documentary or series (among sixty seven nominations), nine Peabody Award-winning films, six Oscar nominated films, and one Academy Award-winning film. Keane is the winner of four Emmy Awards personally for his music, among twenty nominations.
Keane's notable documentary scoring credits include Ric Burns' Emmy and Peabody Award-winning films New York: A Documentary Film, The Donner Party, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol, Thomas Lennon's Peabody Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film The Battle Over Citizen Kane, Lennon and Ruby Yang's Academy Award-winning The Blood of Yingzhou District, ABC News' contemporary documentary series Turning Point, and multiple award-winning episodes for the long running PBS history series American Experience, among many others.
In the sports world, Keane scored the music to such Emmy-winning sports classics as Do You Believe in Miracles, Nine Innings From Ground Zero, and Curse of the Bambino, and was the music behind HBO Sports for more than a decade when under Ross Greenburg, the network reigned as the dominant award-winning network for sports documentaries. Keane has also scored a number of Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning sports documentaries for ESPN, CBS, and others. In 2001, he was the first and only composer in Sports Emmy Awards history to sweep all of the nominations for music in a single year.
As a record producer, Keane has produced over three dozen Billboard charting albums with over 150 commercial albums in total. He is particularly known for producing ethnic and new-age music. Keane's many credits as a producer include Winter Solstice for Windham Hill Records, the Grammy Award-winning Long Journey Home: The Irish in America soundtrack album for RCA Records and his influential work with middle eastern musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek.
As a guitarist, Brian Keane played on well over a thousand recordings, and performed on concert stages throughout the world, from Montreaux to Carnegie Hall, as a headlining jazz virtuoso, and in duo with Larry Coryell, Joe Pass, Paco De Lucia, and Bobby McFerrin, as well as a sideman for many others.
Keane's music has been performed by symphony orchestras throughout the world. He has also scored several feature films and dramatic television shows, working with such notable directors as Academy Award winner Barry Levinson, Emmy winner Tom Fontana, and Stephen King, among many others. Among his many series, Keane scored the Levinson/Fontana television series Copper, which debuted in 2012 as the highest rated television series in the history of BBC America. In 2013 Brian Keane was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Copper in the category of Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. Much of Brian Keane's 8000-plus composition catalog, spanning over five decades, has been computer categorized as a searchable library (Score To Picture.com), and leased to several networks who continue to license and reuse Keane's music on an ongoing basis in television, films, and online programming today.
- Sweet Trouble
- Your Love Is My Cure
- Al Fatiha
- Strange Little Corner
- Imaginary Traveler
- Beyond the Sky
- Chargah Sirto
- Prelude No. 1 in C major
- Working Together
- Never Believe What You Publish, Never Publish What You Believe
- The Terminal
- Bathroom Encounter
- Flight to Wilmington
- Show Me Your Face!
- The Cemetery / The Nightmare
- Ellen's Transformation / The Trailer
- Car Wreck
- The Journey Continues / Wall of Shame
- Naming Dwight
- Dee's Journey Begins
- Bye Bye Dottle
- More Than a Man / Jimmy Follows
- Ray & Ellen Sarch