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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " ANTONIO HART " IS A JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONIST - ONE OF THE BEST JAZZ PLAYER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                    BLACK               SOCIAL                HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Antonio Hart (born September 30, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz alto saxophonist. He attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, studied with Andy McGhee at Berklee College of Music, and has a master's degree from Queens College, City University of New York. His initial training was classical, but he switched to jazz in college. He gained recognition for his work with Roy Hargrove.
Hart is currently serving as a full-time professor of jazz studies in Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College City University of New York.
Hart is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity 
Hart plays a Yanagisawa alto saxophone An excellent altoist who gained recognition for his work with Roy HargroveAntonio Hart studied classical saxophone at the Baltimore School for the Arts for four years. He sat in with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, toured with Hargrove for a few years, and in the mid-'90s formed his own group. Hart, who is most influenced by Cannonball Adderley and Gary Bartz, has recorded for Novus with Hargrove, and as a leader on a number of his own CDs.