Sean graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Major in Jazz
Piano. He also holds a graduate certificate in Arts Administration from
Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Arts in Jazz
Performance from the Leeds College of Music UK.
In 2009 he was the APRA Professional Development award winner Jazz and is
also a multiple winner of Queensland’s QSong Jazz Award in 2008 & 2006.
He has been the recipient of the prestigious Brisbane City Councils Lord
Mayor’s Artist Fellowship in 2007 which together with funding from the Ian
Potter Cultural Trust enabled him to complete his MA studying with artists
such as John Taylor, Lars Jansson, Tord Gustavsen and Matthew Bourne
around Britain and Europe.
He writes and performs in a variety of diverse situations and has performed
at: Kutchan Jazz Festival (Japan), MIDEM Music Conference France, Calgary
International Jazz Festival (Canada), The Queensland Music Festival and
Biennial, The Vortex London, Pizza Express Jazz Club London, The Vortex,
Birmingham Jazz Festival, The Castlemaine Festival, Wangaratta Festival of
Jazz, Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Out of the Box
(Children’s Festival), Brisbane Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Valley
Jazz Festival and many more.
He has released 3 acclaimed albums with the trio MISINTERPROTATO
including the recent album VARIATIONS on the boutique British label NAIM
and also arranged and co-wrote compositions on “Nightlight”, a Sean
Foran/Megan Washington release (2006)