"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
Her message is universal….Hope, Dream, Believe, no matter what…
Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, she 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. Mandy quickly became a regular performer at Jay's Bistro in Fort Collins, Colorado, and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (voted one of the Top 100 Jazz Venues in the World by DownBeat).
Mandy's music has begun to attract the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe. She has made a tremendous impact by way of America's Got Talent; CNN's Great Big Story episode on Mandy captured over nine million hits on social media; Burt's Bees signed her up for their "Remarkable Women" campaign; NBC Nightly News profiled her; and she has started performing at the world's most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals.
Not content to rest on her burgeoning recording career, live performances and inspirational speaking, Mandy is writing her first book—soon to be published by Howard Books/Simon & Schuster—and helping others realize their dreams and pursue their hopes. As an Ambassador for No Barriers USA, she travels the country to heighten awareness, break down barriers, challenge stereotypes and lead the charge toward a brighter future for all.
While Mandy's dream of becoming a choir director has died, the music is still alive and well within her. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect. With support from friends, family and her faith, Mandy continues to find joy in the music.
"Always remember to 'Try'!" ~ Mandy Harvey
"She demonstrates the power available to us when we give up our attachment to outcome and focus only on what we do now. She reminds us that through doing what we love and giving what we have, we enter a realm of hope and possibility. We experience freedom to be all that we are." ~ Jan Waterman (Healing Path Magazine, March 2009 issue, "Mandy Harvey: No Silent Songs")
American Sign Language will be included in this production.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$40 General Public | $35 Members & J-Pass Holders | $25 Students
Contact: Heather Shaw | (650) 223-8678 | [email protected]