Barry Norton Hart (Age 74) Iconic DC area jazz drummer and improvisational musician, passed away at Washington Hospital Center on October 3, 2021. Survived by his wife Debby; brother Jerry, children, and grandchildren. A memorial will be held at Strickland Funeral Home on October 17, 2021, Viewing, 2 to 3 p.m. Service, 3 to 5 p.m.
Published by The Washington Post on Oct. 10, 2021.
My condolences to Debby and family.
Even though I only knew Barry after having met him and listened to his performance only once he gave one then sense that you were welcome in his life.
DebbyHart and I go way back to my teaching days and I do remember the time that she was with Barry .
Debby is a very loving, giving and humble person and I know she could only have been content with a like person.
I know Barry was that person!
Much love to you Debby.
October 17, 2021
My condolences on your loss. Barry has always been an inspiration and friend.
Every time we saw each other we would talk and I came away a better person. Watching him play was like watching perfection. I always felt (it´s hard to say in words) as he took me to a different place in my mind.
I will miss him as a good friend and a person I looked up to on how to be. He will be with me forever.
The world and I are a better place because he existed. He will always be a part of me. Thank you Barry.