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Vibraphonist and pianist Kevin Hart and his various groups have been performing quality jazz throughout Illinois since 1993. His groups have performed their classic, contemporary, Latin, and original repertoire at numerous concerts and festivals in the region (see list below). Kevin's CDs Corazon and The Road To Everywhere have also been featured on many radio stations in the region and beyond.

What people have said 
about Kevin's groups:

"The music that Kevin Hart generates is pleasing to the ears of all kinds of listeners. He will present familiar tunes, jazz standards and some of his original music that will strike a chord with everyone."

-Dick Marsho, president, Central Illinois Jazz Society.

 

Kevin Hart & The Vibe Tribe is a ‘must see’ on the Connie Link Amphitheatre stage each summer.  The unique sound the group has as well as the guest performers on hand is always welcomed by a good sized audience.  When Kevin and his group are performing, the Connie Link Amphitheatre becomes a definite ‘resting point’ for users of the Constitution Trail.

-Colette S. Farner, Recreation Supervisor,
Normal Parks & Recreation Department.

 

"I have found Kevin Hart’s group to be very accommodating in providing the entertainment type and quality we desire.  The musicianship is outstanding and ranks on par with elite players.  Kevin is very sensible about volume and frequently seeks opinions of his listeners to assure desired levels.  We continue to look forward to working with Kevin and his talented crew." 

-John W. Deffner , Vice President & Trust Officer, Private Client Group.

 

"The City of Peoria, Illinois has had the pleasure of booking Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe two years in a row to perform during the Annual Neighborhood Leadership Awards Banquet. Kevin and the band are prompt, set up quickly, respond affirmatively and promptly to logistic and audio requests, AND WOW!, the band plays great jazz! Book 'em Danno!" 

-Steve Fairbanks, Community Development Specialist, City of Peoria.

 

"We hired Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe for a retirement party.  We were looking for a quality acoustic band that wouldn't blast us out.  These guys exceeded our expectations.  Great sound!  Totally classy.  We received multiple compliments from our guests.  Prior to the event all communications were professional & addressed in a timely fashion." 
 
-Melinda & Dale Egeberg

Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe
(Quartet, Quintet, Sextet)
Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe with David Hoffman Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe is a lively instrumental jazz group with a history of performing at concerts, festivals, outdoor events, and jazz venues throughout the Midwest. The group can easily provide soft easy-listening jazz for various indoor events as well. The smooth sounds of vibes, piano, bass, and drums is often augmented with horn, congas, or guitar. The group's repertoire combines Latin, classic standards, fusion, contemporary, and original material.

Audio and video clips are available on this site:
music & cds    video clips

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Kevin Hart Trio
(also Duo, or Solo)

Kevin Hart Trio with Andy Crawford and Donovan Hill

The Kevin Hart Trio has a piano-based sound is perfect for soft, easy-listening background music, and a smaller budget. The trio plays mostly classic standards and recognizable tunes, and is a perfect choice for events and restaurants needing a jazzy background atmosphere. Duo and solo performances are also possible.

Trio Audio Clips:
Cedar's Blues
And I Love Her
Moonglow
Kevin Hart on piano, Tim Brickner on bass, and Jeff Magby on drums. Live outdoor performance in Springfield, IL.

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Where have you heard one of Kevin's groups in the past?

Bloomington-Normal
WGLT Summer Concert
Sounds of the Normal Amphitheater Concert Series
Miller Park Music Under the Stars Concert Series
GLT Night at Illinois Shakespeare Festival
ISU Concert on the Quad
Hot August Nights/Taste of Bloomington
Trailside Farmer's Market
Swinger's Grille
Central Station Cafe/Station 220
Avenue 9
Cosi (duo)
VIV
Fat Jack's
Bloomington Pub Crawl
Jumer's Sunday Jazz

Peoria
CEFCU Stage Concert Series
Panache
Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria
Central Illinois Jazz Society Concert
Shoppes of Grand Prairie
Rhapsody in Bloom
Rhythm Kitchen
Peoria Jazz Heritage Festival
Universalist Unitarian Church
Taste of Peoria

Springfield
Robbie's
Washington Street Jazz and Blues Fest
Lincoln Memorial Gardens Indian Summer Fest
Market Gables
First Night
Norb Andy's
Limestreet Cafe
Top of the Hilton

Champaign-Urbana
Krannert Uncorked
Iron Post
Zorba's
Champaign Public Library
Sounds of Summer
Taste of Champaign
Krannert Summer Swing
Courtyard Cafe, UI
WEFT Fest
Blind Pig

Chicago Area
Pete Miller's Steakhouse
South Shore Jazz Fest
Viva Chicago (Quinteto Corazon)
Green Dolphin Street

Other
2011 Iowa City Jazz Festival
Wine, Art, & Jazz Festival in Manito

Venue Art and Wine in Washington
Willet's Winery in Manito (solo piano)
Carl Sandburg Concert Series in Galesburg
Rootabega Jazz Festival in Galesburg