Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: San Francisco Area
Band: Rob Hart Trio, Cher, The Isley Brothers, CC Deville
Genres: Jazz Fusion
Instruments: Drums, Guitar, Bass
Occupation: Musician, Instructor, Engineer



Musician/teacher/engineer Rob Hart has been performing and instructing in the San Francisco Bay area since 1985.  Rob Hart has performed and recorded with The Isley Brothers, Dave Mann, CC Deville, Kai Eckhardt, and Stu Hamm. Additionally, Rob has been featured as an opener for Spyro Gyra and Bennie Maupin.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Rob Hart has studied Mike Clark, Gary Chaffee, Steve Smith, and the late Tony Williams. In 1985, he established the Rob Hart Drum Studio.  Kevin Coleman of Smashmouth, Troy Luckketta of Tesla, and many more aspiring drummers have come through Rob’s doors seeking instructions. Rob Hart leads various rhythm workshops and clinics in the Bay area.

Rob Hart also has his own performance group called the Rob Hart Trio.  They play an exciting blend of traditional jazz, fusion, Latin, funk and on-the-edge textural experimental music. 



Album Year Album Name Album Band
1985 Ward One: Along the Way (Asst. Engineer) Bill Ward
1991 Curtis Stigers (Asst. Engineer) Curtis Stigers
1992 Future (Engineer) Leonard Cohen
2000 Me, Myself and Irene (Engineer) Original Soundtrack
2000 Trio of the Past Present & Future Rob Hart Trio
2003 Vampire Suite(Background Vocals) The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
2004 Perpetual Motion (Executive Producer) David Holt
2005 Chronicles (Asst. Engineer) Cher


  • Stu Hamm once said, "Rob is an inventive drummer with great time... there's never a question as to where the groove is or where it's going when I play with Rob! Always a treat."

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Hardware: Drum Workshop

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