Keegan Steenkamp is a Cape Town based trumpeter, composer and trumpet teacher from Muizenberg, Cape Town. At 17 he made his first appearances on the Cape Town music scene in the band ‘Khoitrans’ and at the famed Swingers Monday Night Jazz Jams. Keegan has since gone on to perform at some of South Africa’s biggest stages including Rocking The Daisies and Cape Town International Jazz Festival, and has also performed as an international artist in Istanbul, Beijing and Shanghai.
Over the past 3 years Keegan has performed extensively with MSMF jazz quartet, who currently hold a residency at the famed Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town. After graduating with a BMus degree from The South African College of Music (UCT) Keegan currently works regularly with MSMF Jazz Quartet, Tefo Mahola, Riba Makusa, and Ann Jangle, and features as a sideman for many artists from all over the country.
As a musician I’d like to play the music I love, especially the music made by myself and my friends, all around the world.
Collaborating for the first time at Voorkamerfest, multicultural performing artist, Jitsvinger, will be gracing a home of Darling with Muizenberg horn-player, Keegan Steenkamp… bringing his flavours of jazz, blues, soul and contemporary to the mix.
Together their different musical ingredients creates a sonic blend aptly dubbed “Langsous”, a narrative that celebrates their identity and musical heritage dripping with imaginings and soundscapes that ventures far outside the conventional and mainstream.
Jitsvinger, known for his rapid word deliveries, adds layers of guitar riffs & loops over Keegan’s enigmatic passages on trumpet, improvising mid-stream to add to the excitement!