Lorca Hart


B. F. A. from California Institute of the Arts in 1996. Inspired by teacher/mentors Albert “Tootie” Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and others, Hart continues to be inspired by music education as a faculty member for Stanford Jazz Workshop, Mt. San Antonio College, SF Jazz, the California Jazz Conservatory and many other musical clinics and workshops. Additionally, Lorca teaches privately at his drum studio. Lorca has performed in a vast array of musical situations, working with many of the West Coast’s (and beyond) finest artists including : Bobby Hutcherson, Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Craig Handy, Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, Julian Lage, Hugh Masekela, Meklit, actor/musicians Jeff Goldblum and Peter Weller, Kyle Eastwood, Red Holloway, Plas Johnson, John Heard, Danny Grissett, Justo Almario, Phil Ranelin, Dave Pike, Don Menza, the Clayton Brothers, Anthony Wilson, Calvin Keys, storyteller/radio personality Joe Frank, Ronald Muldrow, Anton Schwartz, Kenny Washington, Nicolas Bearde and the Cross Hart Jazz Experience. He also leads his own trio featuring Josh Nelson on piano and Edwin Livingston on bass.