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From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues. . . . At show’s end the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it—not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.
—Los Angeles Times
Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter whose music attracts the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream, and believe. In 2006–2007, Harvey, a vocal music education major at Colorado State University, lost her residual hearing at age eighteen due to a connective tissue 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, Colorado, and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (in the top 100 jazz venues in the world).
Harvey made a tremendous impact by way of America’s Got Talent, where she reached the finals and was Simon Cowell’s “Golden Buzzer” winner. In addition, a feature on Harvey by CNN’s Great Big Story captured over ten million hits on social media, Burt’s Bees signed her up for their “Remarkable Women” campaign, NBC Nightly News profiled her, and she has started performing at the world’s most prestigious clubs, concert stages, and festivals.
Not content to rest on her burgeoning recording career, live performances, and inspirational speaking, Harvey just released her first book title, Sensing the Rhythm: Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound. While her dream of becoming a choir director 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, Harvey continues to find joy in the music.