Candis Stout with Harvey Diamond, Bronek Suchanek, and Joe Hunt
Thursday, December 14 2017, 8:00 pm. Jazz concert featuring Candis Stout, vocals; Harvey Diamond, piano; Bronek Suchanek, bass; Joe Hunt, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Walk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73 bus, or park free in the lot behind the school. Doors open at 8:00.
Candis Stout has interpreted the Great American Songbook since the age of 16 with a long list of masterful jazz musicians from duos to big bands. A small sample of these players includes Gray Sargent & Marshall Wood, Gary Dial, Herb Pomeroy, Teddy Kotick, Jon Wheatley, George Garzone, Ira Coleman, D Sharpe, Buzzy Drootin, Bob Winter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Harvey Diamond, Joe Hunt, Dave McKenna, James Williams, Jim Gwin, White Heat Swing Orchestra, Phil Wilson Big Band, Tony Tex Red Hot Six, Greg Hopkins Big Band, & Hal McIntyre Jr Orchestra.
The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply intricate and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Over the years he has performed across the U.S. and in Europe. among Lennie Tristano's last students in the 1970's, and has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, and Art Farmer, and also with Charles Neville, Herb Pomeroy, Harvie S, Jay Clayton, Joe Hunt, Don Alias, Jason Palmer, Cameron Brown, Marc Johnson, Marcus McLaurine, and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio.
Trained at a conservatory in his native country of Poland, Bronek Suchanek performed throughout Europe, including such venues as the Montreux and North Sea (Holland) jazz festivals. After studying at conservatories in Poland and Sweden, and performing with major American jazz artists such as Don Cherry, Thad Jones, Roland Hannah, Mel Lewis, and Mal Waldron, Bronek immigrated to America. Since his arrival in Boston, he has become one of the most sought-after bassists in New England. Bronek recently participated in the Winter Jazz festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland where he was recognized as a member of the first professional jazz ensemble established there 45 years ago. He also performed this past winter with the Artie Shaw Orchestra on their Jazz Cruise from Barcelona to Miami, and locally with the Joe Hunt Trio.
Speaking of legendary, drummer Joe Hunt combines complexity with relentless swing and sensitivity to what's happening around him. this is why Bill Evans invited him to join his trio, why Stan Getz invited him to join his quartet, and why almost the entire history of jazz has shared the stage with him, including George Russell, Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer, and Herb Pomeroy. It's also why he was invited to this performance.