Keith Jarrett is an American jazz pianist and composer. Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed and worked in many genres of jazz including jazz fusion and traditional jazz. He has helped pioneer and grow Jazz throw decades. The argument can be made that Jarrett was in the genre of jazz fusion because of he took traditional jazz and added a “modern” twist which was new to the 60’s era.
Keith Jarrett has had trumendous career and still today continues to shine his light on Jazz music. Jazz has a heavy influence on Black culture and on the Black community as a whole. The traces of Jazz featured in today’s music still reflect elements of traditional Jazz. The sound and overall feeling I get, while listening to Jazz, will forever futher connect me with my culture. It is a national treasure that will forever be cherished.