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Book: Keith Jarrett

Chapter: Growing up in Allentown

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.41551


Growing up in the small city of Allentown in Pennsylvania into a family with very limited
means and intense inner tensions may have been a cause for Keith Jarrett‘s tendency to
roll himself up into a musical cocoon. He was a „Wunderkind“ and trained classically from
the start, turning to jazz in his teens. First important steps in his career took place with Don
Jacoby and Stan Kenton.

Chapter Contributors

  • Wolfgang Sandner ( - wsandner) 'University of Marburg'