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Melissa Stoudt with Harvey Diamond
November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 admission. $10 with student ID
The first hour concert by Harvey Diamond, piano, Melissa Stoudt, flute, Michael Gold, bass and Nathan Norman, drums followed by an open jam.
Melissa Stoudt – Flute
Havery Diamond – Piano
Michael Gold – Bass
Nathan Norman – Drums
Composer and performer for At the Foot of the Mountain Theater for several 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 Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra and jazz group, Simpatica performed at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium. 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. Led women’s jazz ensemble, Simpatica. Performed regularly with the late Ed Berger. Currently lead tenor with Maple Grove Big Band and leader of Harmonic Jazzscapes and member of Everchanging Mood.
Pianist Harvey Diamond is a national treasure to this great American art form known to many as jazz. When he plays I hear much more than that, I must say. I hear a light, buoyant artist who exudes joy in every phrase that he plays. I really get the feeling that he considers every note that he plays to be its own concert, that’s how much love and care he puts into his work!”—Jason Palmer After decades of patience by his fans, he recently released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio. Performs at New York’s Mezzrow, Kitano, Apollo Theater, the Drawing Room, Cornelia St. Cafe, the Stone. Featured performer at Lennie Tristano Jazz Symposiums, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Vermont Jazz Concert Series, New Hampshire Jazz Festival with Sheila Jordan. 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.