Growing up in Allentown
Keith Jarrett - A Biography - Wolfgang Sandner
Wolfgang Sandner [+]
University of Marburg
Wolfgang Sandner, born in 1942, studied musicology, modern history and Italian. For almost three decades, he has been active as music editor for the German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He is professor at the University of Marburg, Germany and has penned portraits of such varied artists as Miles Davis, Heiner Goebbels and Arvo Pärt.
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.