The Harvey Diamond Quartet

The Harvey Diamond Quartet

Wed ยท December 13, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

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The Harvey Diamond Quartet
"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." ~ Eugene Uman, Vermont Jazz Center

Harvey Diamond is a bona fide master of the piano and has yet to receive the recognition he truly deserves.
Diamond is an unsung hero of the jazz scene. He is a musician beyond compare, a true artist, a true original. He has never officially released a recording under his own name however there are countless recordings of his live performances which span his career and were made by his students and other audiophiles. He is a highly sought after educator and has been a teacher and mentor to many generations of musicians.

Originally from California, moved to the Northeast in the late 60's and currently resides in the Boston area. Harvey was one of the last prize students of the late great Lennie Tristano studying with him weekly for 10 years in New York City up until Lennie's death in '78. In education and performance Harvey continues to promote Tristano's concepts.

He has performed with Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, Charles Neville, and Art Farmer. Currently on the faculty of the Winchester Community Music School and the Vermont Jazz Center, formerly on Berklee College of Music Faculty.

Harvey Diamond Quartet features Lena Bloch on tenor saxophone, Jamie Macdonald on bass, and Claire Arenius on drums.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/