Harvey Diamond Quartet with Melissa Stoudt, Jon Dreyer, Steve Langone
Saturday August 3 2019, 8:00 pm. The Harvey Diamond Quartet featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Melissa Stoudt, flute; Jon Dreyer, bass; Steve Langone, 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.
Tickets $20 at the door.
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. A student of Lennie Tristano, he 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. He has released his second CD as a leader, Fair Weather, with Cameron Brown. This follows is first CD, The Harvey Diamond Trio. Cameron Brown says of Harvey,
Harvey Diamond is a unique and brilliant musician: a pianist's pianist with a remarkable touch, unimpeachable technique and enormous dynamic range. A creative and unpredictable improvisor, Harvey's roots go back to Lennie Tristano and Bill Evans, spiced with just a touch of Cecil Taylor. He draws the audience into his world and holds it spellbound.
Minnesota Flutist Melissa Stoudt studied with Harvey Diamond, Eddie Berger, and at Berklee. She has performed at the Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Boston City Hall, Kennedy Center, Minnesota Jazz Society, Crooners, and the Hanifl Performing Arts Center. She has performed with Harvey Diamond, Ed Berger, Tommy Robinson, Nathan Norman, and many others. She is also a saxophonist, composer and music teacher.
Bassist Jon Dreyer is one of Harvey Diamond's closest collaborators. He also performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his high-energy, jazz-ish band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings. He has performed with NEA jazz master Sheila Jordan as well as most of the Boston jazz community, including Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Jason Palmer, Adam Janjigian, Yoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Dominique Eade, Bob Gullotti, Joe Hunt, Steve Langone, and Austin McMahon.
For the past twenty five years, Steve Langone has been performing all over the world in clubs, festivals and recording studios. His versatility has allowed him to work in many different genres of music. Some of the artists Steve has performed and recorded with include :George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, Rufus Reid, Miguel Zenon, Donny McCaslin, Jason Palmer, The NDR Bigband, Mike Renzi, Claudio Roditi, David Hazeltine, Gray Sargent, Bill Pierce, Luis Perdomo, Antonio Sanchez, Howard Alden, Leo Genovese, Helio Alves, Herb Pomeroy, Kevin Harris, John Lockwood, Oscar Stagnaro, Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen, Frank Lacy, Shawn Monteiro, Rebecca Paris, Dominique Eade, Mili Bermejo, Suede, Greg Piccolo (Heavy Juice and Room Full of Blues), and Luciana Souza. Steve has also worked with country singer John Carter Cash, comedians Joe Piscopo and Joan Rivers. Steve can also be found on over fifty recordings as a sideman, some including: Nando Michelin, Jinga Trio, Enclave, Gilson Schachnik, Kevin Harris, Shawnn Monteiro, New Stablemates, Mili Bermejo to name a few. He also has three recordings as a leader Finders Keepers, Six and Steve Langone Group. Steve endorses Canopus Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals and Vic Firth Sticks. Langone has also recorded various soundtracks for National Geographic, Sesame Street and the Miramax film Next Stop Wonderland. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Steve also teaches at the University of Rhode Island, Wellesley College and Berklee College of Music as well as privately and enjoys national clinics on the subject of rhythmic concepts for musicians, and advanced rhythmic concepts for drummers. Steve is the author of Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3.
Listen to what Warne Marsh called "the spontaneous creation of beauty."
Tickets $20 at the door.