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Kevin Hart Jazz Aug 17, 2019
Shopping for keytars last night, at Target!
Kevin Hart Jazz Aug 09, 2019
Enjoyed the Harry Tonchev Trio (with Andy Crawford and Joe Miller) last night on the Peoria RiverFront! Also, great work by Cedar Hills Sound for the audio, and Mother Nature for the beautiful weather!
Kevin Hart Jazz Aug 07, 2019
Illinois jazz fans, here is a concert you should consider attending. Joey DeFrancesco and Bobby Broom are both phenomenal musicians, and this will be their first time performing together. Also, the concert is FREE! Wow!
Kevin Hart Jazz Jul 19, 2019
Come snap your fingers to Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe on Saturday 7/20 in Uptown Normal! We are excited to once again kick off the Medici Craft Beer and Jazz Fest. We play 4-5:45pm, Denise La Grassa 6:05-7:50pm, and Nathan Taylor 8:10-10:00pm.
Kevin Hart Jazz Jul 12, 2019
A happy night of music, family, and friends at the Peoria RiverFront CEFCU Stage!
Kevin Hart Jazz Jul 10, 2019
A great weekend of music and fun at one of my favorite events ever - the Iowa City Jazz Festival!
Kevin Hart Jazz Jun 29, 2019
Playing into the sunset last night at Prairie Players Theatre in Galesburg! My trio will be doing the same tonight (6/29) on the patio of Baxter's American Grille in Bloomington. Come out from 6-9pm for good food and music! (Photo courtesy of Sue Dickinson.)
Kevin Hart Jazz Jun 23, 2019
Unfortunately, the Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe concert at Connie Link Amphitheatre for today (6/23) has been cancelled due to uncertain weather. If rescheduled, I will be sure to let you know. Have a good afternoon.
Kevin Hart Jazz Jun 21, 2019
Holy Cow! What a stellar and diverse lineup! Check it out if you have about 3 minutes.
Kevin Hart Jazz May 29, 2019
So, we were in the middle of jamming on "Mambo Inn," and Larry Gray's bass suddenly exploded! After looking back to see a mangled mess of bass strings and parts, I wondered how he would react. I also wondered how every bass player I've ever played with would react. Mike Nellas immediately took over the bass lines on his guitar, Larry laid his destroyed bass down on the floor, and ran over to the piano to finish the song, and the rest of the gig! All for the sake of art!
Kevin Hart Jazz May 24, 2019
More good news - my cover of Axel F was just added to this popular playlist of instrumental pop covers! Check it out when you get a chance. If you are open to a variety of styes and instrumentation, you'll love it! #NowPlaying
Kevin Hart Jazz May 20, 2019
Enjoyed the sounds of The Perrilles Project today! It was a beautiful afternoon for live music at the Connie Link Amphitheatre. Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe will be there on June 23, so mark your calendars!
Kevin Hart Jazz May 15, 2019
Good news! Years ago, I concluded my jazz CD with a light rock/smooth jazz style original called Wondering Who You Are, featuring the late great Donnie Heitler on piano. Today, that song began a new life on a wonderful Spotify playlist with over 103,000 followers!
Kevin Hart Jazz May 07, 2019
Classic jazz (instrumental & vocal) with a touch of local flavor! Enjoy, and please follow. #NowPlaying
Kevin Hart Jazz Apr 26, 2019
And how we keep our feet warm too. 😄 (Thanks to my piano-playing sis for this one.)
Kevin Hart Jazz Apr 23, 2019
RIP Dave Samuels. Like many, I first heard of him through his work with Spyro Gyra. His most significant impact on me, though, was when I was a student at EIU. He and his trio (with Danny Gottlieb and Rusty Holloway) spent a day on campus making great music and answering questions. I had never heard a trio with that instrumentation before, and they were really outstanding. Years later, I heard him again with another great group - Carribean Jazz Project. Dave will be missed.
Kevin Hart Jazz Apr 21, 2019
It was a pleasure to hear Doug Stone and his superb quartet at ISU this past Thursday evening! Doug is an old friend to many of us in Central Illinois, and we happen to appear together on three albums: David Hoffman's "Groovin'," "The David Hoffman Sextet Live," and Tom Marko's "Inner Light." All are wonderful recordings, are easily found on the web, and feature many fine musicians from this area.
Kevin Hart Jazz Apr 05, 2019
If you have become a Facebook fan recently, then I wanted to say thank you for your interest and support! In case you didn't know, you can check out and follow my music on Spotify. Have a great weekend! #NowPlaying
Kevin Hart Jazz Feb 15, 2019
The old days! It's funny, but I never really liked piano lessons back then, but my mom insisted that I take them. I'll have to admit, piano was a bit tedious for a kid who really just wanted to play the drums. But when I finally stopped the lessons, no one could keep me away from the instrument! Thanks, Mom!
Kevin Hart Jazz Jan 30, 2019
Sometimes one vibraphone is just not enough! From a recent performance at the Urbana Free Library. Joey Glassman and Kevin Hart (vibraphones), Crystal Rebone (bass), and James Sims (drums).
Kevin Hart Jazz Jan 22, 2019
I had a great time at the awesome Urbana Free Library yesterday playing with fellow vibraphonist Joey Glassman and his trio, with Crystal Rebone and James Russell Sims. They are all wonderful musicians, and are studying at the University of Illinois.
Kevin Hart Jazz Dec 28, 2018
Jazz 88.3 KCCK-FM
Kevin Hart Jazz Dec 24, 2018
"Christmas Time Is Here" from a recent trio gig with Tom Marko on drums, Crystal Rebone on bass, and Kevin Hart on piano. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!
Kevin Hart Jazz Dec 17, 2018
Spreading some holiday cheer last night! (Kevin Hart Trio with Steve Jackson and Cory Flanigan).
Kevin Hart Jazz Sep 30, 2018
Nice gathering of folks at Baxter's in Champaign on Thursday - thanks for coming out! Kristen Johns caught us jamming on Jeff Lorber's Toad's Place, and posted it on Champaign Underground Video. We hope you enjoy it, and that you will become a fan of her wonderful page. The trio will be back there on Nov.1, and at Peoria's Rhythm Kitchen on Nov. 30. See you soon!