Benefit for Barry Hart
Sunday Feb. 24, 2013
The Golden Bull
7 Dalamar Street, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Jazz in The Afternoon
2:30 to 3: 15 – Bob Schwartz Quartet
3;30 to 4:15 -- Bruce Swaim Quartet With Mary Ann Redmond
4:30 to 5:15 -- Rick Whitehead Trio
5:30 to 6;15 -- Jim Stephanson and Friends
Blues/R&B/Rock in the Evening
6:30 to 7:15 – Dave Chappell Band with Tommy Lepson & Patty Reese
7:30 to 8:15 -- Moonshine Society
8:30 to 9:15 – King Soul
9:30 to 10:15 – The Nighthawks
10:30 to 11:15 -- Andy Poxon, Scott Ramminger & Friends
Those who are unable to attend, but wish to help can send donations to Barry Hart c/o AWMA, 2750 Prosperity Ave., Ste. 530. Fairfax, VA 22031.
Barry Hart, a fantastic drummer and a fantastic guy, has undergone some serious health problems related to an infection in his heart. He was in the hospital quite a while, and he came close to going to that great rhythm section in the sky. The good news is that they fixed him up, and he is back to playing. The bad news is that he is facing some big bills, and missed quite a bit of playing time while he was sick.
Born in Washington, DC, Barry has played drums professionally since the age of 16. A technical master, he is as much fun to watch as he is to listen to. Comfortable with virtually any style, Barry plays with The Rick Whitehead Trio, Dave Chappell & Friends, Swing Speak, and a host of others around DC. He has performed with The Tommy Dorsey Big Band, The Ink Spots, Bob Hope, Cab Calloway, Lou Rawls and The Drifters. Barry was the permanent drummer for Danny Gatton’s jazz quintet, Funhouse. Barry appears on the latest CD Untouchable released by the family of Danny Gatton.
Barry has won 4 WAMMIE Awards (The Washington Area Music Association). He won in 1988 and 1989 as part of Danny Gatton’s group Funhouse. In 1997 he was included in the award for the CD “Well Spoken” released by Steve Wolf & Swing Speak, for best new acoustical jazz recording. In 1998 he won a WAMMIE for his performance on Rick Whitehead’s CD, Live In Captivity.