Harvie S

  • Harvie S
  • Instruments: Bass

  • Biography:

    The legendary Harvie S has performed and recorded with masters in music including Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, Gil Evans, Mike Stern, Arturo O'Farrill, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Houston Person, Pat Metheny, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Tommy Flanagan, Roland Hanna, Dr. Billy Taylor, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Chick Corea, Erik Friedlander, Yusef Lateef, Danilo Perez, Paquito D'Rivera, Grover Washington Jr. and Pat Martino.

    He can be heard on over several hundred CDs as a sideman, and another thirty as a leader or co-leader. The Sheila Jordan/Harvie S Duo set the standard for bass and voice performance. Over 200 Harvie S compositions have been recorded on CDs, records and videos. Harvie S CD's include Underneath It All, Urban Earth, Smart Moves, In a Different Light, Full Moon Dancer, It's About Time, Havana Manana (2001), New Beginning (2004), Texas Rumba (2005), Funky Cha (2006), Now Was The Time (2008) & Somewhere and Above (2009).

    The Harvie S Band tours worldwide and has performed at The Iridium, The Blue Note, The Kitano Jazz Club, Sweet Rhyth, The JVC Festival, The Syracuse Jazz Festival, The Lake George Festival Pori Jazz in Finland, IAJE Convention and Festival, The Jazz Improv Live Convention and Festival, The Hudson River Festival, Jazz Forum Arts Festival, Iona College Art at Noon Music and Dance,Philadelphia Museum After Dark Series, Manhattan School of Music Jazz Series, Willam Paterson College, The WBGO Festival, Austria Outreach Festival, Boston Bass Bash, Trumpets Jazz Club, Flushing Town Hall Jazz, Tarrytown Library Jazz, Ossinging Library Jazz, Deerhead Inn, Delaware Water Gap Jazz Festival, 606 Club London, England, Garforth University Jazz, the Zinc Bar, Ryles Jazz, SUNY Purchase Conservatory, Marblehead Jazz Festival, Birdland, Scullers Jazz Club, Hartford Conservatory, Monmouth County Jazz Series and Soundwaters Jazz.

    Harvie is a recipient major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, ASCAP, Meet the Composer and the Fund for U.S. Artists. In addition to his performance career Harvie S teaches internationally and is a jazz bass professor at The Manhattan School of Music for both undergraduate and graduate divisions.