San Francisco Bay Area native and Berklee College
of Music graduate Rob Hart is a consummate musician, teaching and
performing regularly with the Rob Hart Trio in Bay Area venues. Rob
has also performed/recorded with renowned bassist Kai Eckhardt (John
McLaughlin),The Isley Brothers, Antilles recording artist Dave Mann,
CC Deville (Poison), and Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani/Steve Vai) among
others, and has been featured as an opener for legendary jazz saxophonist
Bennie Maupin and seminal jazz fusion pioneers Spyro Gyra.
Rob has studied with Steve Smith, Mike Clark, Gary Chaffee, and the
late Tony Williams. He established the Rob Hart Drum Studio in 1985.
Some of his successful students have gone on to join renowned touring
bands and award-winning ensembles. Rob is an active clinician and continues
to conduct various rhythm section workshops in the San Francisco Bay
Rob endorses DW Drums© and is currently signed to the Bay Area's
Simply Smokin' Records. © The Rob Hart Trio's debut CD, "Trios
of the Past, Present, and Future," is available through this website.
A Selected track from this eclectic collection were chosen from nearly
700 CD entries nationwide and is featured on a Bethlehem Archives jazz
label sampler CD entitled "Jazz You Must Own!" The Trio has
just released its ambitious follow up double-live disc called "Art
of Improvisation," that captures the trios live spontaneity of
live high energy improvisations, now available on this website.
Rob Hart knows drumming and knows jazz. Like all of my favorite
contemporary players he's coming out of the jazz tradition but with
modern approach. Check out Rob and his group -- the Rob Hart Trio.
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