|Birth name||Harvey William Mason|
|Born||February 22, 1947|
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, smooth jazz, rock, pop, R&B, soul, country, classical, Latin|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, producer, composer|
|Labels||Arista, Atlantic, Concord|
Mason, who attended Berklee in the 1960s, received an Honorary Doctorate at Berklee's 2015 Commencement Ceremony for his achievement and influence in music and for his enduring contributions to American and international culture.
Life and career
Mason was born and grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, and attended Atlantic City High School. He began playing drums at the age of four with the support of his father, a drummer in the army band.
Mason endorses Canopus drums, Murat Diril cymbals, Remo drumheads, DW pedals, and Vic Firth drumsticks. Mason has his own Vic Firth Harvey Mason signature drumstick and Vic Firth Harvey Mason Chameleon signature drumstick.
|Marching in the Street||Arista||1976|
|Funk in a Mason Jar||Arista||1977|
|With All My Heart||RCA||2004|
|Changing Partners||Videoarts Music||2006|
|Between the Sheets||Warner Bros.||1993|
|The Best of Fourplay||Warner Bros.||1997|
|Yes, Please!||Warner Bros.||2000|
|Let's Touch the Sky||Heads Up||2010|
|Esprit de Four||Heads Up||2012|
With George Benson
With The Brothers Johnson
With Donald Byrd
With Ron Carter
With Herbie Hancock
With Gene Harris
With Bobbi Humphrey
With Bob James
With Carole King
With Minnie Riperton
With Lee Ritenour
With Patrice Rushen
With Moacir Santos
With Diane Schuur
With Stanley Turrentine
With Dionne Warwick
With Bill Withers
- Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1637. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
- "Harvey Mason to Receive Honorary Degree at Berklee Commencement". Modern Drummer Magazine. April 16, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
- Jackson, Vincent. "AC native Harvey Mason moves to the beat of his drum; Native son returns to Atlantic City Saturday to perform his own music", The Press of Atlantic City, June 23, 2015. Accessed August 8, 2018. "'It was a one-of-a-kind kind of situation, and unfortunately, it doesn't exist that way, but I was very, very fortunate,' said Mason, who began playing drums professionally during the 1960s while attending Atlantic City High School."
- Feather, Leonard (1987). The encyclopedia of jazz in the seventies. New York: Da Capo Press. pp. 234–235. ISBN 978-0-306-80290-4.
- "Harvey Mason Profile". Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Harvey Mason: Murat Diril Cymbals". muratdiril.com. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- "Artists". Vic Firth. June 20, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2016.