Bill Hart Band

Bill Hart Band

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandJazzFunk

Bill Hart's music has hit the top-ten charts all over the world. The feed back and reviews on his music have been outstanding. People of all genre's really enjoy Bill's music. This will be a great experience for all music enthusiast.

Biography

Bill Hart, born and raised in Canada; he began playing guitar at the nine years old and immediately felt drawn to the instrument. Bill would find every opportunity to covertly rendezvous with his guitar and a lifelong connection was formed.

Initially, he played rock, influenced by the diverse guitar styles of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. One day, in a music store, he saw a jazz musician playing a guitar and doing the most incredible things. Bill wanted to know how the guitarist played that amazing music. Thirty years later, Hart modestly says he is still trying to figure it out. Nowadays, Hart is the one playing the amazing music.

Hart’s early training was fairly non-traditional. As a teenager, he spent time playing in theater’s performing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Little Shop of Horrors,” where he was the designated musician, providing live music for the shows.

Fascinated by the mathematical precision of music, Bill attended the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California, graduating with honors.

Bill has studied under master guitarists Mike Stern, Steve Khan, Wayne Krantz and Scott Henderson. Bill’s true joy comes from playing his original compositions.

Bill Hart has opened for jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Lou Rawls, Yellow Jackets, Acoustic Alchemy, Joey Defrancesco, Rippingtons and Mike Stern.

Hart has been the head of the guitar program at the Atlanta Institute of Music for fifteen years, teaching and mentoring over 2500 students.

He has participated in numerous music clinics with seminar partners such as Scott Ambush and Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gyra), Mike Stern (Miles Davis Band), Adam Nitti (Steven Curtis Chapman), Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers) and Jimmy Herring (Grateful Dead, Wide Spread Panic).

Bill Hart is a master guitarist and composer. With roots in rock, blues and influences from modern jazz and funk, Hart’s original compositions are creative and harmonically rich. Expertly played by extraordinary musicians, each performance on his latest CD, Subject to Change is a textural journey of colors through rhythmic complexities and expressive compositions, truly an experience in musical communication from the soul. It’s a treat for any true connoisseur of music.

Hart’s new release Subject to Change ignites the fusion flame. What kind of fusion, one might ask, since jazz has been fusing in all kinds of directions for decades? For Hart, the answer is; whatever musical connection appeals to him and remains accessible to a wide listening audience.

This time out, Hart again collaborates with long time friend Mike Stern (guitar) along with, Enrico Galetta (bass), Gary Wilkins (bass), Charles Marvray (drums), Tom Knight (drums), Jef Ven Veen (drums), Ahsa Ahla (percussion).

This stellar offering aptly combines the jazz, blues, funk, rock and groove aspects that are prominent in Hart’s style. The result is groovin’, high-voltage performances offered in a virtually nonstop stream of burning ideas and well-crafted compositions. This is state-of-the-art electric jazz.

Discography

Bill Hart- This is Why
Bill Hart- Subject To Change
Bill Hart- Watch The Sky
Bill Hart- Think About It-CD
Bill Hart- Think About It-DVD
Bill Hart- Solo Jazz Guitar CD/Book

Set List

We can play up to three hours of original music. We try to take the listener on a journey, mixing up tempos and grooves to keep the listener interested. Our primary purpose is to give our audience an extraordinary musical experience.