Ann Belmont

Ann Belmont was born in upstate New York, Ann’s first experience as a musician was playing in Catskill hotels, and her first gig as a composer came when she wrote the songs for a locally produced musical called “Disco Laundromat”. She then became a founding member of Playback Theater, being one of the first two musicians who learned to create spontaneous soundscapes for people's stories. Upon moving to New York, she found steady work as a freelance guitarist and singer, and today continues to perform in many different venues, from theater to concert hall to blues club. She fronts her own band on occasion, showcasing her songs, and has been a member of the BMI Jazz Composers–Workshop for several years, contributing many pieces to its regular concerts. She is currently working on compiling a CD of original songs.