Mandy Harvey is a deaf American jazz singer and songwriter. 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 to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world).
While her dream of becoming a music teacher 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.
Through her struggles she became an Ambassador to the non profit organization No Barriers an organization that helps individuals with disabilities and wounded veterans overcome the obstacles that they face in their day to day lives. The organization and Mandy also strive to bring education to communities to empower people to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their very best to the world.
In 2011 Mandy won VSA’s International Young Soloist Award and has performed at the Kennedy Center in DC several times. Her 2013 performance with pianist Jon Parker.
Mandy’s connection with these organizations has pushed her to not only sing but to give motivational speeches on her life struggles and how she has overcome those obstacles in order to continue her musical dream.
After You’ve Gone (2010)
All of Me (2014)