Keith Jarrett returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perleman Stage on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM to perform one his rare solo piano concerts. The concert will feature an entire evening of solo piano improvisations and will be his only solo concert appearance worldwide in Winter 2015.
A recipient of a NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) Jazz Masters Awards in January 2014, Keith Jarrett has come to be recognized worldwide as one of the most creative and uncompromising musicians of our times - universally acclaimed as an improviser of unsurpassed genius. Over the past 40+ years, his landmark improvised solo piano concerts and recordings have incorporated a broad spectrum of musical languages evoking a dynamic creative process producing spontaneous music that is both deeply personal, yet universal.
The solo piano improvisations on his best selling ECM Records solo piano recordings such as Solo Concerts, The Koln Concert, Sun Bear Concerts, Paris Concert, Vienna Concert, La Scala, Radiance, The Carnegie Hall Concert, Testament: Paris/London
have helped redefine the role of the piano in contemporary music. This singular body of improvised solo piano work is without precedent with The Koln Concert
being the best selling solo piano recording in history.Excerpt from review of RIO - Keith Jarrett's most recent 2011 ECM solo concert recording:
is confirmation of Keith Jarrett's brilliance as a composer, improviser and musician. He has mastered the rare combination of innovation and pragmatism wherein simple and complex structures coexist and transcend the conventional. Rio is a work of unsurpassed energy, beauty and creativity, and is Keith Jarrett's best solo work to date." Karl Ackermann