Harvie S

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Harvie S
Birth name Harvie Swartz[1]
Born (1948-12-06) 6 December 1948 (age 67)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Upright bass, piano
Years active 1972 - current
Labels Gramavision, Palo Alto Records, Gaia Records
Associated acts Sheila Jordan, Urban Earth, The Harvie S Band

Harvie S (born Harvie Swartz,[1] December 6, 1948) is an American jazz double-bassist.

S learned piano as a child and did not begin playing bass until 1967, when he was nineteen years old.[1] He attended Berklee College of Music and played in and around Boston with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Mose Allison, and Chris Connor. He moved to New York City in 1972, where he worked with Jackie Paris, Thad Jones, Gil Evans, Lee Konitz, Barry Miles (1974–76), David Friedman, Double Image, David Matthews, Steve Kuhn (1977–1981) and Paul Motian. He has recorded extensively as a duet with Sheila Jordan, and has released numerous albums as the leader of his own ensembles, including Urban Earth and the Harvie S Band. Harvie S has recorded, performed and produced music exclusively as Harvie S since 2001. In 2008 Harvie S with Kenny Barron Due CD, Now Was the Time, was released on HighNote/Savant records. He has been a member of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra since 2007.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Jackie and Roy

With Art Farmer

With Urbie Green

With Eric Kloss

With Steve Kuhn

With Roseanna Vitro

With Anders Mogensen

  • Live! on March 16th at Jazzhus Dexter (Blackout Music, 2002)


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