John Hart is simply one of the most sought after and prolific guitarists on the jazz scene today. A New York fixture for 30 years, John has distinguished himself not only as a bandleader with 10 CDs, including releases on prestigious labels Blue Note and Concord, but also as first-call sideman to the stars. He may be best know for a 16-year tenure with organist Jack McDuff, a gig which was a proving ground for many of the great jazz guitar innovators. JazzTimes said of John, "An alum of the Brother Jack McDuff Unviversity of Jazz Guitar, John Hart can burn his way through blues changes on a level that's right up there with fellow graduates George Benson and Pat Martino."
John's versatility is apparent when you look at some of his other associations. He has played in bands led by Brian Blade, Chris Potter, Larry Goldings, Bob Belden, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Javon Jackson, and played with the Maria Schneider Orchestra for 20 years. A prolific recording artist, John has appeared on 100-plus CDs as a sideman. His 11th CD as a leader, "Leading The British Invasion," was released on Zoho records February 2018. John now heads the Jazz Guitar Department at University of Miami Frost School of Music.