Come enjoy an evening of original music played by a dynamic ensemble of musicians.
Stephen Philip Harvey is a composer, arranger, and musician based in Salisbury, MD. As a composer and arranger, Stephen has worked with a diverse array of musicians and instrumentations; composing for solo instrument to wind ensemble, jazz combo to large ensembles. It is his practice to funnel his eclectic musical background into his compositions, fusing Jazz and Classical with Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock, and Gospel. He holds a BM in Music Education from Seton Hill University and went on to study at Youngstown State University for his MM in Jazz Studies. His compositions have been performed by ensembles at Youngstown State University, Seton Hill University, Westminster College, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Eastman School of Music. Stephen has also collaborated with avant-garde jazz artist Roscoe Mitchell, with his project Conversation for Orchestra, which has been performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the SEM Ensemble of Brooklyn, NY. In addition to this, he’s done workshops with the faculty at NYU and studies with grammy award winning composer/producer, Ryan Truesdell.
This 17-piece ensemble features some of the best musicians in the the North East Ohio region. Members of this ensemble have their own national profile and have performed with a number of recognizable musicians and groups: the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Ralph Lalama, Slide Hampton, Joe Lovano, Dick Oatts, Sean Jones, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Josh Groban, Brandon Flowers, the Vindys, Sam Blakeslee, and many others. They bring their talents to this ensemble for a night of hard hitting contemporary jazz music.