Live jazz, artists, venues and education in Leicester
George Hart is a versatile and accomplished London-based drummer. He collaborates with many of the most talented jazz musicians of his generation and for the past ten years has performed on countless live gigs and studio sessions. George has played at venues such as Ronnie Scottâ€™s, Pizza Express Dean St, 606, Jazz CafÃ©, The Vortex and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Currently, George enjoys working with Swing Out Sister, Matt Ridley Trio (featuring Jason Yarde), The Stowaways (featuring Mike Edmonds, Phil Capone and Josh Kemp), Colin McKenzieâ€™s Intransit, Solstice, Jazzbomb and Eric Ranzoni. George features on albums by Brigitte Beraha, Ivo Neame, Phil Donkin, Seb Pipe, Yazz Ahmed, Dave Lee, Eric Ranzoni and Matt Ridley. George was introduced to jazz by his father, performer and composer, Paul Hart, with whom he played many of his first gigs. These were mainly in duo, trio and quartet settings and within jazz, fusion and rock idioms. Paul encouraged George to compose, and thanks to ready access to a professional recording facility (belonging to Paulâ€™s jingle writing company, Joe & Co), the two of them were able to collaborate and record several joint compositions. This gave George an early introduction into the world of recording. In these formative years, George tried many other musical instruments including sax, bass and guitar, receiving tuition from Paul Keogh (Guitar) and Frank White (Saxophone) who both helped shape his musical outlook. Currently, George focuses on the drums, piano and composition.
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