Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Mark Harvey, Lecturer in Music. Ph.D., Boston University, is a trumpeter, composer, and the music director of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. His original compositions can be heard on Nine Winds, Leo, Leo Lab, and Aardmuse.
He has performed in America, Germany, and Mexico, appeared with Howard McGhee, Sheila Jordan, Gil Evans, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Giuffre, and Vinny Golia, recorded with George Russell (Blue Note) and Baird Hersey (Arista/Novus), and led improvisational ensembles in creating sound tracks for three films in the historic Treasures from the American Film Archives DVD sets.
He has received fellowships from the Whiting Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, commissions from the Meet the Composer/Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Commissioning Project in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, the 15th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, the MIT Wind Ensemble and Festival Jazz Ensemble, and awards from the Artists' Foundation, ASCAP, and the Independent Music Awards. He has published essays and lectures widely on jazz, American music, and on the relationship of music and religion. He serves on the board of JazzBoston and is the co-chair of Jazz Week, an annual celebration of jazz in the greater Boston area.