Jim Hart is one of the most in demand musicians on the European jazz scene as a soloist and and as a sideman on both drums and vibes. A founder member of London’s LOOP collective and now resident in France he has released eight albums of original music under his own name most recently in Duo with Ivo Neame. He is regularly touring Europe and further afield with his projects and as a member of Marius Neset's Quintet, Daniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution and Vula Viel.
Five times winner of a British Jazz award and a recipient of the Worshipful Company of musicians Bronze medal, he as regularly been nominated in the prestigious Downbeat critics poll and also received a nomination for musician of the year in UK Parlimentary jazz awards.
He has performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Ralph Alessi, Kenny, Wheeler, John Taylor, Dave Holland, Norma Winstone, Stan Sulzmann, Julien Lourau, Stephane Payen, Logan Richardson, Soweto Kinch and many others...
“One of the UK’s most creative new jazz artists.”
– The Guardian
– Financial Times
“One of the brightest stars on the UK and European Jazz scene.”
– John Surman
“Hart has developed an impressively individual voice.”
– Jazzwise Magazine
“Jim Hart’s vibraphone work shows why this lonely instrument deserves more ears.”
– JazzTimes Magazine
“His vibes playing is a revelation.”
– The Times