Harvey Diamond Quartet Feat. Melissa Stoudt

Harvey Diamond Quartet Feat. Melissa Stoudt

Sun · November 12, 2017

4:00 pm

$15.00

Harvey Diamond
Harvey Diamond
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, Harvie S, 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 his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio.

He has performed at New York's Mezzrow, Kitano, The Drawing Room, and The Stone, Boston's Regattabar, 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 2007 Lennie Tristano Symposium.

Harvey has been described as one of the unsung heroes of the Boston jazz scene since the mid-1960's, and is also a revered teacher. He plays with a rare combination of technique, intellect, subtlety and heart.
Melissa Stoudt
Melissa Stoudt
Education
University of Minnesota, Masters of Music, classical flute performance
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, jazz performance & film scoring
Luther College, Decorah, IA, B. S. Psychology & Art
Jazz studies with Harvey Diamond, Boston, MA and Eddie Berger, Minneapolis, MN
Composition study with Hugo Norden, Boston, MA

Composition
Composer for At the Foot of the Mountain Theater
Composed and performed three productions including award winning, touring, "Ashes, Ashes We All Fall Down"
Composed and performed music with Eddie Berger and Craig Anderson for film about Doug Freeman, sculptor
Composed piece, "Ariadne" for orchestra and jazz ensemble performed at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine's, St. Paul, MN by the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra and Simpatica.

Performance
Featured performer at Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Boston City Hall, Kennedy Center, St. Paul Student Center, Macalester College, Luther College, Carleton College, Minnesota Zoo Jazz Series, Minnesota Jazz Society, Minnesota Children's Museum.
Formed and led women's jazz ensemble, Simpatica.
Performed regularly with the late Ed Berger.
Currently member of the Moonlight Serenaders, Maple Grove Big Band, Everchanging Mood, and leader of Harmonic Jazzscapes.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432