Originally from Cornwall, Jim Hart began playing drums and piano at age four and soon furthered this to include tuned and orchestral percussion.
A founder member of London’s LOOP collective he is one of the most in demand musicians on the British scene as a soloist and and as a sideman on both drums and vibes. He is also busy with his own projects - Gemini and The Jim Hart Quartet and has several recordings out under his own name.
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“Definitely the best vibes playing I've heard in a long time.” --Joe Locke
“One of the UK's most creative new jazz artists.” --The Guardian
“Outstanding” --Financial Times
“One of the brightest stars on the UK and European Jazz scene” --John Surman
“Hart has developed an impressively individual voice.” --Jazzwize
Jim Hart’s vibraphone work shows why this lonely instrument deserves more ears --JazzTimes
“His vibes playing is a revelation” --The Times