Harvie S

Any jazz fan will tell you Harvie S is one of the great bass players on the scene today. He's played with the best and he continues to challenge himself and his peers in new artistic directions. Moreover, Harvie is a producer, bandleader, composer and educator.

Harvie S has performed with masters in jazz music and masters in Latin music including Stan Getz, Pat Methany, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, Gil Evans, Arturo O'Farrill, Lee Konitz, James Williams, James Moody, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Houston Person, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Bob Mintzer, Joe Lovano, Dave Leibman, Vic Juris, Danilo Perez, Paquito D'Rivera, Ray Barretto, Ray Vega, David Valintin and countless others. He can be heard on several hundred CDs as a sideman, eight as a leader and another fifteen as a co-leader with such greats as James Brown, Chick Corea, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Tom Harrell, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Kenny Barron, Ingrid Jensen, Pat Martino, Dr. Billy Taylor, Grover Washington Jr., David Mathews, Virginia Mayhew and Tony Bennett.

Over 100 Harvie S compositions have been recorded on CDs Records and Videos.

Harvie S arrived in New York in 1973 and a short time later co-led the now legendary Double Image Band that recorded for ECM and Enja Records and performed at major festivals throughout the world.

He also was a member of the Steve Kuhn Quartet which also recorded on ECM and featured many of his compositions.

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June 01, 2015

Plucky Strum CD Release Concert at Kitano Features Harvie S and Sheryl...

July 14, 2010

Harvie S - Cocolamus Bridge (2010)

March 17, 2008

Manhattan School of Music Presents the Harvie S Trio

October 30, 2007

Harvie S at the Kitano Nov 2nd and 3rd Shows at 8PM and 10 PM

February 08, 2007

Harvie S Plays "Funky Cha" at 55 Bar Valentines Day, February 14th Two...

May 23, 2006

Gene Ess, Harvie S, Sam Newsome, and EJ Strickland @ Freddy's Backroom...

May 22, 2006

Les Paul (Mon) Mingus Orchestra (Tues) Harvie S CD Release (Wed) May...

May 10, 2006

Gene Ess Quartet featuring Mika Pohjola, Harvie S, and Greg Ritchie...

April 17, 2006

Gene Ess, Harvie S, TaKe Toriyama, and Mika Pohjola @ Freddy's Backroom...

April 02, 2006

Bassist Harvie S Second Place Winner In This Year's International...

March 24, 2006

Harvie S Band Tonight at the Blue Note 12:30 am

July 05, 2005

Gene Ess Group featuring Donny McCaslin, Harvie S, and Gene Jackson at...

June 14, 2005

Gene Ess Group with Harvie S, John O'Gallagher, and Gene Jackson @...

May 28, 2005

Gene Ess Group with Harvie S at the Blue Note on May 29, 2005

May 25, 2005

Harvie S Band to Appear at Marie's Jazz Bar on Thursday June 23 and...

May 23, 2005

Gene Ess Group with Harvie S at the Blue Note on May 29, 2005

October 26, 2004

Harvie S Band Three Thursdays at Smith's Bar

October 19, 2004

Harvie S and His Band At David Gage's Bass Shop Tuesday, October 19th...

September 23, 2004

Gene Ess Quartet with Special Guest: Harvie S. performs at the Blue...

September 21, 2004

Gene Ess Group with Harvie S at the Blue Note on Sept. 26, 2004

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New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Bass teacher at Manhattan School of Music. 40 years of teaching experience including ensemble coaching and private bass lessons.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Clinician worldwide at many major institutions.

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Plucky Strum

Plucky Strum

Whaling City Sound

Cocolamus Bridge

Cocolamus Bridge

Blue Bamboo Music

Now Was The Time

Now Was The Time

Savant Records

Funky Cha

Funky Cha

Zoho Music

Texas Rumba

Texas Rumba

Zoho Music



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