Jarrett, Keith

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Jarrett, Keith Gender: M
born on 8 May 1945 at 20:19 (= 8:19 PM )
Place Allentown, Pennsylvania, 40n37, 75w29
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°01' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°59 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°45'

Keith Jarrett (playing at the Jazz à Juan festival in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France, 17 July 2003)
photo: Olivier Bruchez, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American jazz and classical music pianist and composer who 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 of both the contemporary and classical musician prizes, and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. His album The Köln Concert (1975) became the best-selling piano recording in history.

Jarrett was born to a mother of Hungarian descent and a father of either French or Scots-Irish descent. Jarrett possesses absolute pitch, and he displayed prodigious musical talents as a young child. He began piano lessons before his third birthday, and at age five he appeared on a TV talent program. He gave his first formal piano recital at the age of seven, playing works by composers such as Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns, and ending with two of his own compositions.

Jarrett was a follower of the teachings of George Gurdjieff (1866–1949) for many years, and in 1980 recorded an album of Gurdjieff's compositions, called Sacred Hymns, for ECM.

In the late 1990s, Jarrett was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and was unable to leave his home for long periods of time. By 2000, Jarrett had returned to touring, both solo and with the Standards Trio. The trio disbanded in 2014 after playing together for more than 30 years.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Davis, Miles (born 26 May 1926). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Haden, Charlie (born 6 August 1937). Notes: Keith Jarrett Trio
  • associate relationship with Lloyd, Charles (born 15 March 1938). Notes: Music collaborators
  • (has as) guru relationship with Gurdjieff, Georges (born 1 January 1877 Jul.Cal. (13 Jan 1877 greg.))


  • Relationship : Marriage 1964 (Margot Erney)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1979 (Margot Erney)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 2010 (Rose Anne, née Colavito)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania), 9 May 1945, page 6, born at Allentown Hospital.


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Piano, harpsichord, clavichord, organ, soprano saxophone, drums)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Standards Trio)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Music prizes)