Jazzrielle (The Jazz)
Composer and producer, Harvey Swann, Sr., began playing the piano at age eight. . . adding the trombone at age 11. During his teens he learned to play the bass guitar as well. His childhood musical experiences came mostly from the church environment, picking up skills by accompanying adults, as well as utilizing self-taught skills. While pursuing a solo career as a jazz pianist in his thirties, he had promised his oldest son (Thomas) a saxophone. He made good on his promise a few years later and purchased Thomas an alto sax. Harvey Sr. first learned to play the sax himself and then began to teach Thomas and Jacqueline to play the alto sax. He also began to teach Benjamin to play the bass guitar and Harvey Jr. The piano. In 1998 a drum set was acquired for John (another son) and the jazz group The Swanns, comprised of father and kids held their first box office concert in February of 1999 and have been writing their history ever since. Soraja, the latest addition to the group, began receiving flute lessons from Harvey Sr. in 2001. Chontell, also a flute player, had begun playing the flute around 1998. Now, their brand new studio debut CD ('Jazzrielle') will make it easier for them to share their music with the rest of the world. Please order your copy today.