Keith Jarrett

Jazz fusion, Theatrical Composer

1945 –

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Who is Keith Jarrett?

Keith Jarrett is an American pianist and composer who performs both jazz and classical music.

Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a group leader and a solo performer in jazz, jazz fusion, and classical music. His improvisations draw from the traditions of jazz and other genres, especially Western classical music, gospel, blues, and ethnic folk music.

In 2003, Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first recipient not to share the prize with a co-recipient, and in 2004 he received the LĂ©onie Sonning Music Prize.

In 2008, he was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in the magazine's 73rd Annual Readers' Poll.

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Born
May 8, 1945
Allentown
Also known as
  • Keith Jarret
  • Keith Jarett
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Emmaus High School
  • Berklee College of Music
Lived in
  • Allentown

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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