Mandy Harvey
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Mandy Harvey

December 8, 2018

Mandy Harvey is an American jazz singer and songwriter; she is also deaf.

A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world).

With three jazz recordings to her credit, Mandy prepares to break more barriers with her new recording, “This Time!” In 2009, Mandy’s first album, “Smile” was released to widespread praise. Since then, she has released two more critically acclaimed albums: 2010’s “After You’ve Gone” and, in 2014, “All of Me.”

She was the winner of a 2015 IDA Inspiration Award from Invisible Disabilities Association. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect. That’s why the media, including NBC Nightly News, have taken notice. With support from friends, family and her faith, Mandy continues to find and spread joy with her music.

“From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues….
At show’s end the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.”
Los Angeles Times

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