Billy Hart has been named a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. The award ceremony will be held in San Francisco on March 31, 2022. Read more.
Billy Hart's latest album The Broader Picture with the WDR Big Band has been released. Read more on the discography page.
Billy Hart: A 40-Year Retrospective - Billy Hart was honored at the 2016 Healdsburg Jazz Festival on June 4 and 5, 2016. This two-day event featured performances by Quest and the Billy Hart Quartet along with bands inspired by Billy's albums Enchance and Ocean's of Time formed specially for the event. Read reviews of the performances from Downbeat, jazzpolice.com, and KQED.
Lifetime Achievement Award: The DC Jazz Festival honored Billy Hart with its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Billy Hart was voted #1 Jazz Drummer in the 2015 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll.
Grammy Nomination: The album Enjoy the View with Billy Hart, Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, and Joey DeFrancesco was nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards. As part of the pre-televised ceremony Billy performed in an all-star group with Joe Lovano, Robert Glasper, and Nathan East.
The Jazz Journalist’s Association named Billy Hart “Traps Drummer of the Year” for 2013. You can read more about the award here. Congrats, Billy!