ANAT FORT IS IN THE STUDIO... Born in Israel, she studied classical piano, listened to 80's pop, sounds of the Middle East, all contributing to her stylistic signature.
She has played with Paul Motian, Ed Schuller and Perry Robinson with whom she recorded her second CD. This collaboration prompted ECM Records to produce the recording without their having initially been in the studio; a rare occurrence. A Long Story came out in 2007 to critical acclaim.
Listen to my 30 minute interview...
The success of her first ECM CD resulted in a long-awaited project, the first recording of the Anat Fort Trio: And If. This recording came out in 2010 and like its predecessors, features all Anat's original compositions. And If was selected by Slate Magazine as one of the Ten Best Jazz CD's of 2010, an honor she shares with one of her most influential jazz heroes, the legendary Keith Jarrett. The trio is currently touring in support of this new recording.
OUTREACH Jazz Conversation: Anat Fort with Tom D’Antoni12:00 PM | LOCATION: The Art Bar
ROGUE ALES PRESENTSAnat Fort7:30 PM | LOCATION: Winningstad Theatre
photos by Shawn Kirkeby