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 Top Young Soloist Award and lived a personal dream of performing at the Kennedy Center in DC. She continues to perform around the United States and has been recently featured on NBC Nights News, Canada AM, The Steve Harvey Show, and the Los Angeles Times. In addition to performing and speaking, Mandy has become an ambassador to both No Barriers USA and Invisible Disabilities Association with a mission to encourage, inspire and assist others to break through their personal barriers.
In 2017, Mandy Harvey’s audition on America’s Got Talent consisted of singing her original song “Try” while playing the ukulele. Moved by her performance, Simon Cowell pressed his Golden Buzzer to send Mandy straight to the Quarterfinals. She went on to make the Finals and placed 4th overall.
After You’ve Gone (2010)
All of Me (2014)