Billy Hart

Photo © John Rogers / ECM Records (used by permission, credit required)

Welcome to the official website of drummer Billy Hart.

The majestic drummer Billy Hart brought his extraordinary ability to both respond to and spontaneously shape a band’s conception to three performances with three different groups. Freedom, discipline, daring, passion, swing, broken rhythm, orchestral textures, interactive sparring, shocking dynamics, astounding creativity and authority. Want to know what jazz is really about? Listen to Billy Hart.

— Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press

Upcoming Live Stream

The Billy Hart Quartet will be streaming live from Dizzy's Club on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30pm ET. Get tickets and watch at

Album Available Now: The Broader Picture

Billy Hart and the WDR Big Band. Arranged and conducted by Christophe Schweizer

"Eight Hart pieces are given expansive big band treatments here, highlighting the composer's way with the pen and his easily identifiable, impossible-to-duplicate drumming."
Dan Bilawsky (All About Jazz)