Fort digs deep into home soil

Jazz pianist extraordinaire Anat Fort combines the lyrics of Nathan Alterman and the scores of Sasha Argov to create something both contemporary and respectful.

April 17, 2014 10:25
Anat Fort

Anat Fort: I went to Sasha’s [Argov’s] house and I found gems.. (photo credit: AVI LEVIN)

Anat Fort is well and truly back. That sentiment will come across loud and clear when our preeminent internationally acclaimed jazz pianist takes the stage at Beit Avi Chai on April 23 (9 p.m.). The repertoire for the evening will be based on texts penned by Israel Prize-winning poet and playwright Nathan Alterman, and scores by iconic composer Sasha Argov, who died in 1995 at the age of 80, and was also an Israel Prize recipient.

Forty-something Fort left these shores over 20 years ago, to study and subsequently to work in New York. She initially delved into the classical world, but once stateside she gradually made the transition into jazz and once bitten, immersed herself in the wild and wonderful world of improvised music.


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