Thu, Oct 05|
Kevin Fort Trio - “Twilight” album release
Kevin Fort - piano; Joe Policastro - bass; Jon Deitemyer - Drums
Time & Location
Oct 05, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM CDT
Chicago, 465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
About The Event
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Kevin Fort - piano
Joe Policastro - bass
Jon Deitemyer - Drums
“One of the young lions of the piano deserving of attention.” – All About Jazz
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A pianist with a refined touch and a joyful sense of swing, Kevin Fort has established himself as one of the most in demand jazz pianists on the Chicago scene. Since moving to the city in 1999, he has performed with such icons as Bob Brookmeyer, John Clayton, James Moody, Ira Sullivan, Slide Hampton, Phil Woods, Steve Turre, Bill Watrous, and Louie Bellson.
Born in 1980, Kevin was inspired to pursue a career in music by his father’s love of alto saxophone. Eavesdropping on jam sessions at the house along with regularly listening to his dad’s classic jazz record collection helped to refine Kevin’s ear and develop an appreciation for the artform.
After high school, Kevin enrolled at the DePaul University School of Music where he graduated with highest honors with both his BA and MM in Jazz Studies. While there, he studied piano with Chicago jazz legend, Larry Novak.
Kevin has recorded two albums as a leader. Red Gold, was released in 2014. Kevin’s latest album, Perspectives, released in October, 2022. Accompanied by bandmates Joe Policastro and Jon Deitemyer, the group pays homage to the classic piano trio albums of the past while incorporating Kevin’s unique perspectives on the art form.
All About Jazz described Kevin as “one of the young lions of the piano deserving of attention”, while Chicago Jazz Magazine exclaimed that he plays with "thrilling virtuosity and agile, vibrant improvisations".
Kevin is currently a faculty member at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music where he shares his love of jazz with the next crop of burgeoning young artists.
7:30 - General Admission
7:30 - VIP Seating
9:30 - General Admission
9:30 - VIP Seating