Antonio Hart

Antonio Hart's release "Blessings" showcases his immense talent and his musical diversity.

As professor of jazz himself, Antonio Hart learned from such jazz masters as Jimmy Heath and Donald Byrd.

In his 20 years as a professional musician he has performed and recorded with many jazz greats from Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hargrove, Nancy Wilson, Nat Adderley, and McCoy Tyner, Gary Bartz, Phil Woods, to Dave Holland.

Grammy-nominated Antonio Hart's latest release "Blessing," reflects his extensive training and it showcases his immense talent and musical diversity.

Hart masterfully swings classics like "Shining Stockings" and gets funky on Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It." His interpretation of beloved standards such as "Speak Low," the 'End of a Love Affair," and Brother Jack McDuff's "Rock Candy," displays his accomplished musicianship and his outstanding creative ability.

Hart is indeed a gifted professional musician and an outstanding educator. After 12 years at Queens College Hart was promoted to full professor.

©L'cinda Scott-McCall