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Harvie S masterclass

Harvie S has been an inimitable presence in jazz since the 1970s and has appeared on hundreds of recordings including classic dates with pianist Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Barron, Mike Stern, Michael Brecker, Mark Murphy, Greg Abate, Alan Broadbent and so many others.
He has been the bass and ensemble instructor at the Manhattan School of Music since 1984
and has taught workshops around the globe.
His latest CD “Plucky Strum” (Whaling City Jazz) has garnered rave reviews and his previous CD “Witchcraft” (High Note Records) in duo with Kenny Barron was no. #1 on Jazz week and stayed on the charts for 3 months. for more go to or Harviesbass on Facebook
Harvie S will present a workshop for all instruments which will feature many aspects of the bass.  All instruments that can tune into the bass better when they play will be able to attain a deeper understanding of the music and thus play more interesting solos. in  the case of a drummer: more swinging time and more groove.Harvie S known for his duo work with Sheila Jordan, Kenny Barron, Mike Stern, Jim Hall, John Scofield Paquito Di Rivera
and Art Farmer will play and talk about duo performance.
There will be participation so bring your instruments in which you will play with the other participants with Harvie S also.
Harvie will also talk about bass line construction and  issues bassists encounter. This is good information for all instruments. Mixed in with everything will be stories and a lot of laughs talking about the music business etc..
Harvie S has written 10 duets featuring the bass, but can be played with 2 bassists or bass and any other instrument. Very challenging and instructive!
Harvie will perform a few duets with London bassist Andy Hamill.
Duets available on


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