Keith Jarrett Wins 2003 Polar Music Prize

Posted in News on January 29, 2003
BMI composer Keith Jarrett has been named the winner of the Polar Music Prize, The Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award, for 2003. The announcement was made on January 28 at The Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm, where Ake Holmquist, Chairman of the Board and Award Committee, read the Award Committee’s citation, which says, in part:

“The Polar Music Prize for 2003 is being awarded to the American musician, Keith Jarrett, pianist, composer and master of the field of improvisational music. Keith Jarrett’s musical artistry is characterised by his ability to effortlessly cross boundaries in the world of music.”

Jarrett will receive his prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a gala ceremony at Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, which will be followed by a celebratory banquet at Grand Hotel on May 12. Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria will be among the dignitaries attending.

On May 7, Jarrett, together with bass player Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette, will perform at the Stockholm Concert House (Konserthuset).

A specially-produced announcement video together with the prize winner
citation in its entirety are available at

SOURCENews TAGS Artists Keith Jarrett


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