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Harvey Valdes

 
Bio:
Harvey's eclectic musical journey spans the East and the West, the electric and the acoustic, the ensemble and the solo voice. As an oud player, Harvey worked extensively with Middle Eastern Jazz Ensemble, Anistar, developing a repertoire that blended Middle Eastern forms with jazz improvisation. As ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Harvey's eclectic musical journey spans the East and the West, the electric and the acoustic, the ensemble and the solo voice. As an oud player, Harvey worked extensively with Middle Eastern Jazz Ensemble, Anistar, developing a repertoire that blended Middle Eastern forms with jazz improvisation. As ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2017]
Guitar
Oud

Harvey Valdes Biography

Harvey's eclectic musical journey spans the East and the West, the electric and the acoustic, the ensemble and the solo voice. As an oud player, Harvey worked extensively with Middle Eastern Jazz Ensemble, Anistar, developing a repertoire that blended Middle Eastern forms with jazz improvisation. As an Associate Artist with renowned experimental theater company, The Wooster Group, Harvey played electric guitar for the company's adventurous take on Francesco Cavalli's 1641 baroque opera, La Didone. Both his solo guitar album of jazz standards, Roundabout, and album of original compositions, PointCounterPoint, for guitar, violin and drums received rave reviews from All About Jazz, Jazziz Magazine, Downtown Music Gallery, Guitar Moderne, and Just Jazz Guitar.




Harvey Valdes News

Original Cast Recording Of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey & Kwame Kwei-Armah's THE VISITOR Re Photo Original Cast Recording Of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey & Kwame Kwei-Armah's THE VISITOR Released Today
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Today Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals released the original cast recording of The Visitor on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

Sana Nagano's 'Smashing Humans' Evokes Punk-Jazz Ethos on Debut Album Photo Sana Nagano's 'Smashing Humans' Evokes Punk-Jazz Ethos on Debut Album
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 21, 2021

The Brooklyn-based noise-jazz violinist Sana Nagano often finds herself at the center of the storm. As other instruments crash and careen around her, her assuredly melodic violin works to ground and stabilize the overall sound.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2020

On this day in 2017, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, opened on Broadway!

YELLOW SOUND LABEL's 'Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2' Out Now Photo YELLOW SOUND LABEL's 'Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2' Out Now
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 27, 2019

YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced that Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2, featuring Chicago-based vocalist Colby Beserra and New York keyboard whiz Dan Lipton, is available in digital and streaming formats starting today, Friday, September 27. Beserra and Lipton bring their strong musicality and love of a good song to the Jukebox Saloon. Inspired by the classic Tony Bennett/Bill Evans duo records, a pair of pros strips down and re-engineers their favorite songs with a sense of musical adventure. They create unique, jazzed-out interpretations of songs you know and songs they'd like you to hear. Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2 is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and other music services.

THE BAND'S VISIT Wins Daytime Emmy Award For TODAY SHOW Performance Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Wins Daytime Emmy Award For TODAY SHOW Performance
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2019

Even though it has closed, The Band's Visit is still winning awards! The show's original cast won a Daytime Emmy Award yesterday for their performance on the Today Show!

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and More Win 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Full List! Photo THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and More Win 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Full List!
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2019

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the winners of the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The gala was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California.

THE BAND'S VISIT Receives Daytime Emmy Nomination for Performance on TODAY Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Receives Daytime Emmy Nomination for Performance on TODAY
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 21, 2019

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT, which is currently running on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their performance of 'Answer Me' live on the Today Show.

THE BAND'S VISIT Enters Final Four Weeks On Broadway Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Enters Final Four Weeks On Broadway
by Julie Musbach - Mar 11, 2019

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

THE BAND'S VISIT Wins the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Wins the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 10, 2019

The original Broadway cast recording of THE BAND'S VISIT has won the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards! 

BWW Poll: Which BANDS VISIT Song Is Your Favorite? Photo BWW Poll: Which BANDS VISIT Song Is Your Favorite?
by BWW Polls - Feb 5, 2019

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday that the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019. In honor of the show's run, we want to know which of the show's Tony-winning songs is your favorite! Let us know in our poll down below!

Harvey Valdes Videos

YELLOW SOUND LABEL's 'Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2' Out Now Videoplay
YELLOW SOUND LABEL's 'Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2' Out Now

by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 27, 2019

YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced that Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2, featuring Chicago-based vocalist Colby Beserra and New York keyboard whiz Dan Lipton, is available in digital and streaming formats starting today, Friday, September 27. Beserra and Lipton bring their strong musicality and love of a good song to the Jukebox Saloon. Inspired by the classic Tony Bennett/Bill Evans duo records, a pair of pros strips down and re-engineers their favorite songs with a sense of musical adventure. They create unique, jazzed-out interpretations of songs you know and songs they'd like you to hear. Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2 is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and other music services.

VIDEO: Katrina Lenk Performs 'Omar Sharif' on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Katrina Lenk Performs 'Omar Sharif' on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2019

On last night's episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' the cast of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'The Band's Visit' performed a scaled-down version of 'Omar Sharif' with Katrina Lenk.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Begins Its Broadway Stay! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Begins Its Broadway Stay!

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2018

On this day in 2017, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, opened on Broadway!

VIDEO: Watch Tony Nominees Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub & the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Tony Nominees Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub & the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Perform for NPR's Tiny Desk Series!

by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018

The Band's Visit recently made a visit of their own to NPR's Tiny Desk series. Watch below as the cast and company perform music from the Tony-Award Nominated new musical!

VIDEO: David Yazbek Performs A Song From THE BAND'S VISIT at TEDxBroadway Videoplay
VIDEO: David Yazbek Performs A Song From THE BAND'S VISIT at TEDxBroadway

by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2018

This afternoon at TEDxBroadway, composer David Yazbek took to the stage to perform a number from his current hit Broadway musical, The Band's Visit. Check out the video below to see David put his own spin on 'Haled's Song About Love' for an excited crowd.

VIDEO: Katrina Lenk Sings 'Omar Sharif' From THE BAND'S VISIT at the Obie Awards Videoplay
VIDEO: Katrina Lenk Sings 'Omar Sharif' From THE BAND'S VISIT at the Obie Awards

by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2017

The Band's Visit's Katrina Lenk sang Omar Sharif at the 2017 Obie Awards in May. A video of the performance has just released on YouTube, and you can watch it below!

BWW TV: Dark, Thrilling, Strange & Sweet- Go Inside THE BAND'S VISIT's Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: Dark, Thrilling, Strange & Sweet- Go Inside THE BAND'S VISIT's Opening Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT opened officially just last night, November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you inside the after party below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT will open later this week, on November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). THE BAND'S VISIT features music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, a book by NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards winner Itamar Moses, based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Drama Desk, Lortel, Joe A. Callaway & Obie Award winner David Cromer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - THE BAND'S VISIT Band Plays 'Haj-Brutus' Videoplay
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - THE BAND'S VISIT Band Plays 'Haj-Brutus'

by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Broadway's THE BAND'S VISIT just released a behind-the-scenes teaser of the band performing 'Haj-Butrus.' Check out the song, featuring both improvisation and written music, below!

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes - Katrina Lenk Sings 'Omar Sharif' from THE BAND'S VISIT Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes - Katrina Lenk Sings 'Omar Sharif' from THE BAND'S VISIT

by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The full website for the Broadway run of THE BAND'S VISIT went live this afternoon and features an audio stream of Katrina Lenk singing David Yazbek's 'Omar Sharif' accompanied by full orchestra. Listen to a sneak peek of her performing the song below in a new, behind-the-scenes video!