"The keeper of the flame" of the male jazz-vocal tradition
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.” Be sure to drop by the Main Bar this Saturday for a unique opportunity to hear a master of his craft show what makes him the leading male jazz vocalist in Japan.
And you can't beat the price. No Cover Charge. No Music Charge. We don't even pass a hat. Just relax with a few drinks and snacks and enjoy the music at the FCCJ's Saturday Nite Live.
The Entertainment Committee
August 23 The Beagles, Accoustic Beatles Songs Plus
August 30 Andrea Hopkins and Jonathan Katz, Tokyo's Best Jazz Vocal-Piano Duo
September 6 Peter Montgomery and Friends, Jazz Guitarist
September 13 The Sean Tait Trio, Funk and Jazz Originals and Standards