Thanks to Sean and Vasco for sending me a link to this article: “Keith Jarrett gets career Golden Lion”.
“US jazz pianist Keith Jarrett has been given the Venice Biennale Golden Lion for career achievement. The American pianist and composer will receive the award at the 62nd Biennale Festival of Contemporary Music on September 29.
For this occasion, Keith Jarrett will perform one of his legendary improvisations on the piano, unique and unrepeatable events that have punctuated his career and contributed to redefining composition for the piano.”
It’s not completely clear from the article whether Keith will play a full-length concert or whether he will only play at the award ceremony.
This was not really official until now, but Keith Jarrett has apparently confirmed that the Standards Trio is no more. Here’s the relevant excerpt from an interview published in the latest issue of Jazzwise:
“I don’t have a trio now so… all I know is that I’m not going to look for other guys who I would need 30 years to get as good as we got, that’s the biggest problem of all. How much rapport and understanding we had, it’s unmatched anywhere I think.”
This is corroborated by another interview (or a translation of the same interview?) published in the latest issue of Jazz Magazine.
The last concert with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette took place on November 30, 2014 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, not too far away from Oxford Township, where Jarrett lives, incidentally (?).
Thanks to Luca, Adrian, and Rick for the information.
The 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters ceremony and concert will be streamed live on January 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM EST on Livestream.
See arts.gov and Classicalite for more information.
Thanks to Francesco for the information!
According to the National Endowment for the Arts website:
Recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony & concert on January 13, 2014, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, which will be webcast live at arts.gov and jalc.org/live
From Keith Jarrett’s profile:
“Although only music excites me, and awards and ceremonies do not, I feel honored to receive this NEA Jazz Masters Award, due to the many players on the list since 1982 that have been influential in my life. I’m honored to be in their company, and am reminded that the true nature of jazz has always relied on the individual players making their mark on the music of the future. Jazz is not dead as long as someone is playing with true inspiration.”
Thanks to Sean for the information!