Harvey Diamond

Harvey Diamond

Upcoming performances

Here are some of Harvey Diamond's upcoming performances. He likely has some upcoming performances with Jon Dreyer too.

Past performances

Without Jon and with.

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.

He was 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, John Abercrombie, George Mraz, 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 some recordings, including The Harvey Diamond Trio with Marcus McLaurine and Satoshi Takeishi (2015), and Fair Weather with Cameron Brown (2018).

He has performed at New York's Mezzrow, Kitano, Apollo Theater, The Drawing Room, the Cornelia Street Cafe and The Stone; Minneapolis' Crooners Lounge; Boston's Regattabar, Scullers, Ryles, Mandorla Music Series, and Acton Jazz Café, the Vermont Jazz Center and many others venues. He has been a guest on WGBH Radio on Eric Jackson's Show Eric in the Evening and at the Lennie Tristano Symposium for two years, including this perfomance at the 2007 Lennie Tristano Symposium. He has performed at the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, was the featured pianist at MIT's Herb Pomeroy First Memorial Concert, and at the New Hampshire Jazz Festival with Sheila Jordan.

Harvey has been on the faculty of the Vermont Jazz Center since 2003; has done workshops at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague; Boston University; University of Massachusetts, Lowell; and at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is a revered private teacher, carrying the legacy of Lennie Tristano's teaching. He teaches piano of course, but also jazz and improvisation with other instruments and voice. He currently has openings. Please contact Jon Dreyer to find out how to reach Harvey directly if you are interested in studying.

Harvey has been described as one of the unsung heroes of the Boston jazz scene since the mid-1960's, both as a performer and as a revered teacher. He plays with a rare combination of technique, intellect, subtlety and heart.

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