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Illinois State University
Campus Box 3100
Normal , Illinois 61790
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1857, Illinois State University is a nationally recognized institution of higher education, was the first public university in the state and one of the...   more

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By Kevin Hart ..., 16 Oct 2009 [cached]
By Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart Jazz Biography, 7 Oct 2006 [cached]
Kevin Hart was born into a musical family in Bourbon nais Illinois and began playing his father's drums to jazz records at an early age. His mother, a church organist, enrolled him in piano lessons in third grade, and he continued to experiment with jazz piano throughout high school. An older sister purchased a vibraphone, and Kevin began imitating the sounds of Lionel Hampton.
At 15, Hart began drumming with established local musicians, while experimenting on various instruments throughout high school.
As a music student at Eastern Illinois University in the 1980s, Hart played drums, vibes, and piano in various groups. While playing drums in the jazz ensemble, Kevin and his fellow musicians played with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Rufus Reid.
Upon accepting a teaching assistantship at the University of Northern Iowa, Hart began graduate school.
With his Masters degree completed, Hart accepted a teaching assistantship at the University of Illinois and began working on his Doctorate.
Kevin organized his own vibe-based groups and began performing at numerous venues, festivals, and concerts throughout the state while at the same time working with many notable regional musicians such as Ron Bridgewater, John Scott, Brian Wilke, Jeff Helgesen, Rachael Lee, Gaile Thomas, Jane Hartman, Dave Dreyer, Dave Hoffman, Sam Crain, and Mike Nellas.
In the past few years, Hart has performed with jazz greats such as Jack McDuff, Steve Turre, Henry Butler, Jerry Bergonzi, Terrell Stafford, Rufus Reid, and Jeff Newell.
Hart continues to perform with his current groups Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe, and the piano-based Kevin Hart Trio. He frequently performs as a sideman with The Swing Daddies, Cassie and Friends, Joe Metzka, and many others. Hart is also an instructor at Knox College, Parkland College, and Illinois State University.
Kevin Hart Jazz Contact, 30 May 2012 [cached]
Council Members, 11 Sept 2012 [cached]
Kevin Patrick Hart Hart & Co 4th Floor, Causeway House, 9 James Street South, Belfast, BT2 8DN 9032 3545
By Mary Ellen Flannery and Kevin ..., 10 Aug 2011 [cached]
By Mary Ellen Flannery and Kevin Hart
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