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Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Anat Fort, Michael Winograd Trio, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 3, 2008

Ayelet Rose GottliebArs Nova Workshops present:
Monday, March 3, 8pm
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb / Anat Fort / Michael Winograd Trio
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, voice
Anat Fort, piano
Michael Winograd, clarinet

Ayelet Rose Gottleib is a Swiss/Israeli singer based in New York. Born in Jerusalem, she studied at the New England Conservatory before settling in New York in 2002. Her music is a passionate blend of Jazz, Middle Eastern rhythms and improvisation, drawing inspiration from the likes of Oum Kalsoum, Betty Carter, Ornette Coleman as well as the Jewish traditions of Sephardic music and Klezmer.

With Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Elvis Costello, John Coltrane and Egberto Gismonti among her many formative influences, Anat Fort’s music can also subtly hint at her geographical origins. Born near Tel Aviv, she studied classical piano as a child and began improvising from an early age, all the while remaining open to the many musical sounds of her environment. In the early 1990’s, Anat came to the United States to study jazz, looking to balance a natural tendency towards freer playing with a firm grounding in the tradition. Her sojourn resulted in her self-produced debut album Peel, and commissions to write for various ensembles including chamber and chorus and orchestra. Her most recent commission was premiered at the Opera House in Tel Aviv in January 2006. Anat received two artist-in-residence grants from the Jerome Foundation as well as the Creative Connections award from Meet the Composer. A session recorded with drummer Paul Motian, bassist Ed Schuller, and clarinetist Perry Robinson was brought to the attention of the legendary producer Manfred Eicher ECM Records, and the resultant CD was released in 2007 as A Long Story.

Sponsored by Kehillah of Center City, National Museum of American Jewish History, Society Hill Synagogue, uwishunu.com, and Kol Tzedek.

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