Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra

By BLU Jazz+ (other events)

Sunday, September 17 2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM EDT

The Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra (SPHJO) is back after a year-long hiatus. In 2022, they celebrated the release of their debut album, Smash! They return to premiere new music in the same comic book and super-hero vein and arrangements from Harvey’s other recent projects. Jump into the action with the SPHJO!



Reeds - Bobby Selvaggio, Chris Coles, Max Schlenk, Garret Kuchmaner, Clint Bleil

Trumpets - Scott McKee, Tommy Lehman, Garrett Fogler, Mark Russo

Trombones - Reggie Watkins, Lauren Rudzinskas, Jim Weltman, Amber Forrer

Rythym - Dan Bruce (guitar), Alex Ayers (piano), Vinny Vivacqua (bass), Dustin May (drums)


Stephen Philip Harvey (1992), is an African American saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator. As a musician and bandleader, Stephen has throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. He leads his ensembles with a drive to explore a vast array of avenues in improvisation and composition.These ensembles include his chordless trio SPH+2, his electric quintet, Sphinx, his mid-sized jazz combo, the Stephen Philip Harvey Octet (SPH8), and his large ensemble the Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra (SPHJO).

He has three full album releases under his belt: Suite Childhood (2016, Self-Released) and Smash! (2022, Next Level an imprint of Outside In Music). His most recent release is his debut octet album, Elemental, which is was released on Harvey’s label, Hidden Cinema Records. He adds to this eclectic collection in late September of 2023 with his electric quintet’s eponymous release, Sphinx.