Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe with David Hoffman at the 2011 Iowa City Jazz Festival:
Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe draws upon a broad repertoire that spans the eclectic history of Kevin's experience. The group features pianist Adam Wilhelm, bassist Andy Crawford of Knox College, drummer Tom Marko, Director of Jazz at Illinois State University, and special guest trumpeter David Hoffman.
Kevin has performed extensively as a jazz vibraphonist, pianist, and drummer throughout the Midwest. He performed at the Iowa City Jazz Festival in 1999 with the Bob Washut Trio and in 2010 with the Bob Washut Dream Band. He is currently on the music faculty at Illinois State University, Knox College, and Parkland College. A past recipient of a DownBeat student award, Kevin has performed with many legendary jazz musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Ed Thigpen, Bob Berg, Bobby Shew, and Louis Bellson.
Special guest David Hoffman was the trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the legendary Ray Charles from 1991 until 2004.
7 p.m. following JazzSet.