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Harvey Bryant

Durham based multi-instrumentalist and multidisciplinary artist, Harvey Bryant, takes a multifaceted approach to things. In his 40+ years of playing music Harvey has enjoyed moving between genres, but always has been most attracted to the improvisation of Jazz. His playing style still incorporates some of those other styles. You can hear the influence of Spanish Classical Guitar that he studied in the 80’s and 90’s, as well as the rock, pop, funk (and sometimes even country) that he played in local bands through the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s.

Harvey’s main instrument is guitar, but he also plays bass as well as some percussion and keyboards. He is an avid listener and says a good playlist is one that can jump from Mozart to Mariah Carey, Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, and Paul Simon to Parliament Funkadelic.

After getting married and starting a family in the early 2000s, Harvey took some time off from playing in public. He has recently gotten back to playing and is releasing original music, starting with a two-song release (“Chonk” and “Sean & Katie’s Shuffle”) in June of 2021 on streaming services and as videos (he created these too) on the Facebook and YouTube pages for Harvey Bryant Music & Art. His new seven song album, “Latin Blue” is scheduled to be released on March 5th of 2022. Harvey played all the instruments and produced both releases.

Harvey has also been busy with creating new visual art pieces as well. His website, which can be seen at www.harveybryantmusicart.com, showcases not just his music, but also the sculpture, metalwork, photography, woodwork, sculptural furniture, and other mediums he works in.




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