Keith Jarrett will play a solo concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York on January 16, 2011. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, December 6 at 11 AM (by phone – 212 247 7800 – or from carnegiehall.org).
Here’s the press release:
KEITH JARRETT TO RETURN TO CARNEGIE HALL
FOR SOLO PIANO CONCERT
ONLY NORTH AMERCICAN SOLO APPEARANCE!
KEITH JARRETT – SOLO PIANO
An Evening of Piano Improvisations
Sunday, January 16, 2011 – 8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Keith Jarrett returns to New York’s Carnegie Hall on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM to perform
one his rare solo piano concerts. The concert will feature an entire evening of solo piano improvisations
performed in an acoustic recital setting. The concert will be Keith Jarrett’s only North American solo
concert of the year.
Keith Jarrett’s last solo concerts at Carnegie Hall were in September 2005 (his first solo concert at the hall
in over 30 years) and in January 2009. The historic 2005 concert was recorded and released in 2006 by
ECM Records as a 2-CD set: The Carnegie Hall Concert.
Review of January 29, 2009 Carnegie Hall Solo Concert:
“ Jarrett’s recent Carnegie Hall concert may well have been the greatest solo performance of his
career. To see him raise the bar again was truly a spectacular event–not only for himself but for
the nearly three thousand fans, which gave him six passionate standing ovations. For many, this
concert was a dream come true, providing some compensation for Jarrett fans who wish they
could have been at previous triumphs such as The Koln Concert in 1975, The Vienna Concert
in 1991, and The Carnegie Hall Concert in 2005. Another milestone has been added to the list:
Carnegie Hall 2009 will undeniably be remembered as a singular triumph in Keith Jarrett’s career
and, as far as Jarrett fans are concerned, quite possibly in music.”
John Allaster, All About Jazz January 2009
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 and a classical
keyboardist and composer of great depth.
Over the past 4 decades, his landmark improvised solo piano concerts and recordings have incorporated
a broad spectrum of musical languages and idioms revealing a dynamic creative process producing
spontaneously composed music that is both deeply personal, yet universal.
The solo piano improvisations on his best selling ECM Records solo piano recordings such as Facing
You, Solo Concerts, The Koln Concert, Sun Bear Concerts, Paris Concert, Vienna Concert, La Scala,
Radiance, Carnegie Hall Concert and Testament – Paris/London have helped redefine the role of the
piano in contemporary music. This singular body of solo piano work is without precedent, with The Koln
Concert being the best selling solo piano recording in history.
Tickets go on sale Monday, December 6, 2011 at: 11:00 AM
Carnegie Hall Box Office – 57th Street & 7th Avenue – New York
By Phone: 212 247 7800; or on the internet: www.carnegiehall.org.
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