For Anat Fort, Music is a colorful mosaic of sounds. Having grown up in Israel where she studied classical piano, listened to 80's pop and soaked up the diverse sounds of the Middle East, it is no wonder that this rich kaleidoscope of sounds and influences would eventually become her stylistic signature.
A natural improviser from a very young age, it was not until her late teens that she discovered the depth of jazz. The next step was coming to the United States to study with people who were part of shaping up this music like Harold Mabern, Rufus Reid and Norman Simmons. It was then that Anat started writing music, developing that aspect of her creative talent through the study of classical and jazz composition. In 1999 Anat self-produced her first CD, Peel, that features an all-original program. The CD received excellent reviews, giving her the impetus to form a working band. But little did she know that the collaboration she would form with drummer Roland Schneider and bassist Gary Wang would continue to be her main vehicle of expression over a decade later. Having created a strong presence on the New York jazz scene, the Anat Fort Trio has traveled extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and Israel to play the most prestigious jazz venues and festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, The Opera House in Tel Aviv, Jazz at Lincoln Center among many others.
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December 22, 2011
Anat Fort Trio - "And If"
February 23, 2011
Anat Fort Trio at Philadelphia Art Alliance on February 23
December 11, 2010
Anat Fort - And if (ECM, 2010)
August 26, 2009
The Anat Fort Trio Performs for Parkinsong 4--A Night to Benefit...
March 08, 2009
Jazz Musician of the Day: Anat Fort
February 23, 2008
Ayelet Rose, Anat Fort and Michael Winograd in Philadelphia
February 01, 2008
Anat Fort Trio (Fri) Gnu Vox Special (Sat) Eivind Opsvik's Overseas...
October 09, 2007
Pianist Anat Fort to Perform October 28 in the Jazz Room at William...
October 04, 2007
Anat Fort Trio with Special Guest Perry Robinson on clarinet at Chris'...
July 22, 2007
Pianist Anat Fort Interviewed at AAJ
July 07, 2007
Prana Trio and Ayelet Rose/Anat Fort at CIM
June 23, 2006
Nikolaj Hess Qt (Fri) Anat Fort Trio (Sat) Eve Packer New York Woman! +...
March 07, 2006
Pianist Anat Fort with legendary clarinetist Perry Robinson in NYC...
October 03, 2005
Speakeasy: Stories From The Backroom (Mon) Arturo O'Farrill y Riza...
March 04, 2005
Anat Fort Trio at Bowery Poetry Club
One of 2014 best live shows
John Kelman, Allaboutjazz 2014
Anat Fort will be one of the great voices of modern jazz of the 21st century. She is
already among the most creative writers and most elegant performers of the past
Andrea Canter, jazzPolice 2010
In Anat Fort’s music, I...hear an imperishable flavor of ninguns and, as Dizzy Gillespie
used to say, the endless, flowing music of the universe.
Nat Hentoff, JazzTimes 2007