Harvey Diamond

Instrument: Piano | Location: Boston

Updated: October 21, 2018

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.

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”Count veteran pianist Harvey Diamond among those much-appreciated but too-rarely recorded figures in jazz.” — Elzy Kolb, Hot House Jazz “Harvey is a master teacher and player who has positively influenced legions of musicians over the years ... a true master.” —NEA jazz master Dave Liebman “Harvey Diamond remains not only a master musical artist, but an insightful, intuitive and amazing teacher. I owe much to him for the profound difference he has made in my life by teaching me how to create and about the virtues of patience and sensitivity when teaching my own students on their musical paths

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Boston

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

"Harvey is a master teacher and player who has positively influenced legions of musicians over the years ... a true master." —NEA jazz master Dave Liebman "Harvey Diamond remains not only a master musical artist, but an insightful, intuitive and amazing teacher. I owe much to him for the profound difference he has made in my life by teaching me how to create and about the virtues of patience and sensitivity when teaching my own students on their musical paths

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