Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 Workshop Series: Antonio Hart - Developing Your Personal Jazz Style


23 May 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM




The Lion City Youth Jazz Festival is an annual

youth-musician-focused learning and immersion programme, comprising 6 days of

intensive rehearsals, workshops and a final concert on the last day, under the

guidance of international jazz legends and prominent professional jazz

musicians. This year’s workshop series will feature 5-time Grammy award-winning

Trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker from the United States; Bassist and

composer Jay Anderson (US); Lewis Nash (US-Drums); Antonio Hart (US-Saxophone);

Tom Walsh (Trumpet-UK).



Hart is a highly sought-after jazz alto saxophonist both in the US as well as

abroad. His love for jazz began at an early age. However, Hart’s real study of

Jazz began at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, he studied with

Bill Pierce, Andy McGhee, and Joe Viola. The three teachers would then give him

the foundation he needed to develop into a professional musician. Hart also

majored in Music Education.


of the most significant partnerships forged at Berklee was the one with Roy

Hargrove. They spent three years touring the world and recording Hargrove's

first three records. The latter played on Hart’s first recording 'For the First



those first few years on the road, Hart also worked on a Masters Degree at

Queens College. There he had the opportunity to learn from the great Jimmy

Heath and Donald Byrd, and was honoured when Mr. Heath produced his second

recording 'Don't You Know I Care.'


1997 release, 'Here I Stand' Impulse records, earned Hart a 1997 Grammy

nomination for 'Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.' He has also been in much demand

as a guest on over 100 recordings.


then, Hart has recorded eight CDs as a leader, the latest being 'Blessings” JLP

Jazz Legacy productions.


balances his time as a full-time tenured Professor at The Aaron Copland school

of Music, Queens College, as well as, traveling on the road with his band, The

Dave Holland Big band, and The Dizzy Gillespie Big band. In his off time, he likes to practice

martial arts. And listen to other styles of music for inspiration. He is

constantly trying to get to higher levels on his horn and in his writing.

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