Keaton Garrett is a collaborative composer and saxophonist based in Michigan. His work is informed by his experiences performing in chamber ensembles as a classical saxophonist, while also being influenced by whatever he is listening to at the moment. His musical grammar is dynamic from work to work but at its core synthesizes concepts of collaboration, timbre, texture, line, and audible/tangible processes.
Keaton completed graduate studies in composition and saxophone performance at Michigan State University with Dr. David Biedenbender, Dr. Alexis Bacon, Dr. Lyn Goeringer, and Professor Joseph Lulloff. Keaton also completed a music education degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, studying composition and saxophone under Dr. Stephen Lias and Dr. Nathan Nabb. Keaton is currently the saxophonist for the Zenith Reed Quintet and Cadre Trio. His saxophone and wind ensemble music is published by MurphyMusicPress.