Antonio Hart has long been recognized as one of the most talented instrumentalists of his generation. Recently, he has also been recognized as an important Jazz educator. 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 to Dave Holland. Hart's study of Jazz began at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating he worked on a Masters Degree at Queens College, where he had the opportunity to learn from the great Jimmy Heath and Donald Byrd. Hart’s 1997 release, “Here I Stand”, earned him a 1997 Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.” He has also been in much demand as a guest on over 100 recordings, and seven CDs as a leader. Now that he’s been promoted to Full Professor at Queens College, Hart maintains an extensive performance schedule and conducts workshops and clinics throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about Antonio Hart, visit