Michael L Keepe Applause

"Michael Keepe's duo performed with passion and lyrical sensitivity.

- Arizona Daily Star

"[Composers] Asia and Haaheim were able to whip up something as visually compelling as it was sonically potent.... saxophonist Michael Keepe displayed great power and control in his performance."

- The Tucson Citizen

"Michael Keepe displays agility of both gymnastics and dynamics; his technical brilliance applies as much to kaleidoscopic color shifts as it does to the dazzling virtuosity he produces with fluidity and ease. He draws a warm, rich tone from his instrument, and his informed musicality infuses his interpretations with style, authority, and panache."

- Pamela Decker, Organist and Composer, University of Arizona

"Michael Keepe is a superb saxophonist with a marvelous technical command of the instrument and a gorgeous tone. The performances of his that I have seen have been both flawless and riveting. His interpretation of my work was thoughtful and commanding . . . a top-quality professional musician."

- Dr. Bryan K. Haaheim, Professor of Theory and Composition, University of Kansas

"I've been lucky enough to have Mike playing my music for several years now. His interpretations of my pieces are always so well-conceived; combining flawless technique with a wide range of expression, and a beautiful sound. Mike gets straight to the heart of the music."

- Graham Lynch, Cornwall, England

"The University of Arizona Wind Ensemble recording of my 'Hell's Gate' (Albany Records - Troy309) is the best rendition I know of the piece. Tenor sax soloist, Michael Keepe, was a beautiful and powerful presence in that reading."

- David Maslanka, Missoula, Montana

"Thank you so much for your brilliant performance at Villa Campana. Our residents were overwhelmed by your performance. Your interaction and explanations of your music really helped us enjoy your program."

- Connie Meza, Activity Director, Atria Villa Campana

"The Rodriguez & Keepe Duo performed with such a tremendous energy. Their experience together as a duo was clear in their ability to play off each other's unique musical gifts. Our audience really appreciated hearing their explanations of the music and their personal relationships with composers from around the world. What a treasure - and right here in Tucson!"

- Julie Gibson, Friends of Music Concert Series, St. Philips in the Foothills, Tucson, AZ