Harvey Thompson Jazz
With his silky smooth baritone, commanding stage presence and a repertoire reflecting influences ranging from Johnny Hartman to Nat King Cole, Harvey Thompson can be considered "the keeper of the flame" of the male jazz-vocal tradition.
"My many years of paying dues (which I am still paying!), learning my craft and improving my jazz technique, and literally singing for my supper, have paid off," Harvey says. "Today, I'm confident in my ability to dignify the jazz idiom with my voice," he adds.
Harvey was born in Detroit but now makes his home here in Tokyo. He describes himself as the "vocal-jazz ambassador of the United States to Japan."
With his mastery of the male jazz-vocal idiom, which is often overshadowed by female jazz-vocal greats such in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, Thompson has found a receptive audience among Japanese jazz aficionados. Be sure to drop by the Main Bar this Saturday for a unique opportunity to hear a master of his craft make some sweet sounds. On this trip to the club Harvey will be bringing a full trio as backup.
And remember: It's FREE. Never a music or cover charge. It's the best Saturday Night Deal in all of Yurakucho!
The Entertainment Committee
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January 18 Martin Leroux, Acoustic, Pop Singer-Songwriter
January 25 Dakota Dave Hull, Classic American Guitar
February 1 Philip Woo, Versatile Soul, Pop and Jazz Pianist
February 8 Kaleb James, Genre-Free Singer/Pianist