Harvey Diamond is one of the most accomplished jazz pianists in the Boston area. Over the years he has performed across the U.S. and in Europe. In Boston he has performed at Ryles Jazz Club, the Acton Jazz Café, the RegattaBar, The Colonial Inn in Concord and many more venues. He has been a guest on WGBH Radio on the Eric Jackson Show Eric in the Evening.
Harvey has been described as
one of the unsung heroes of the Boston jazz scene since the mid-1960's. He was among Lennie Tristano's (one of the great original improvisers who played with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker in the 1940's) last students in the 1970's, and has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan and Art Farmer, with Charles Neville, Harvie S, Cameron Brown and Marcus McLaurine, Billy Mintz, Roger Mancuso and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio.
Legendary within the jazz community, Harvey plays with a rare combination of technique, intellect, subtlety and heart.
Diamond is a musician's musician with a penchant for honing gems from the Great American Songbook into personal statements that leave us yearning for more. Diamond will take a familiar melody, distill it into a basic sketch and then expand upon the song's form by elaborating its harmony, melody and stylistic presentation. He does all this with a complete absence of pretension so that his interpretations are egoless reflections of where he is in the moment, presented through a lens of years of study and experience. Diamond is a master of both melody and harmony much like his predecessors in the legacy of jazz piano, Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano.