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Saxophonist/clarinetist HARVEY WAINAPEL, based in Berkeley California, has his feet firmly planted in two musical worlds.
His jazz experience has led to performances and/or recordings with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and the Metropole Orchestra. He has toured internationally with Ray Charles, Joe Lovano, and Airto Moreira/Flora Purim.
Wainapel’s deep love for and research into Brazilian music has resulted in performances and recordings with Guinga, Amilton Godoy, Paulo Bellinati, Léa Freire, Jovino Santos Neto, and Spok, among many other notables from that country.
To date Harvey has presented his own work in clubs, festivals and studios in 17 countries.