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 is a musician, composer, and teacher in the Twin Cities. As a performer, she plays jazz and classical music with highly trained, consummate musicians including the late great Eddie Berger. She formed a group called "Harmonic Jazzscapes" that plays for weddings, company galas, art openings, anniversaries, etc. She also plays in the big band, Moonlight Serenaders, playing 1940's Swing at the old Al Capone bootlegging hideout, The Wabasha Caves.