A fixture on the New York music scene for the last 23 years, guitarist John Hart has distinguished himself both as a recording artist and bandleader and as a sideman whose credits span the spectrum of the many genres of jazz. From mainstream to free improvisation, blues to funk, John's ease at negotiating the demands of any idiom is evidenced by a look at some of his musical associations. Known for his longtime tenure with Hammond B3 organ master Jack McDuff (a great judge of guitarists whose previous plectrists include George Benson, Pat Martino and Mark Whitfield), John has also worked with cutting edge and rising young stars such as Brian Blade, Larry Goldings, Chris Potter and Javon Jackson. John is a composer of merit with 7 CDs as a leader for prestigious labels Blue Note and Concord. Add this to the 80 some CDs he has appeared on as a sideman, performances at many of the major jazz festivals and clubs internationally, television appearances and radio shows, and it's obvious to see why John Hart has become a familiar name with jazz fans worldwide.
Along with his busy schedule of performing, touring and recording John is quite active as a music educator and has been a clinician at many universities and music schools across the States. He also teaches in New York City and has been on the faculty of the acclaimed 92nd St. YM-YWHA for the past 14 years.