Facts of Harvey Mason Networth
|Full Name||Harvey William Mason|
|Birth Name||Harvey William Mason|
|Profession||Music Producer, Jazz Drummer|
|Birth City||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|No Of Children||1|
|Education||Berkele College of Music|
|Date of Birth||February 22,1947|
Harvey Mason is an American Jazz drummer and record producer who was a member of the American smooth jazz quartet Fourplay. Mason is a specialized percussion instrumentalist, mostly favoring drums.
Harvey has worked alongside notorious names such as Chick Corea, Bob James, Lee Ritenour, The Brecker Brothers, and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters.
How Much Is The Veteran Drummer Harvey Mason Worth?
Mason started his music career in 1970 and has been active for half of a century in the music industry. In the space between 1970 and 2020, Mason has released 22 albums in total as a leader while having contributed as a sideman in more than a hundred records. His net worth as of 2020 is $500,000.
In 1975, Harvey Mason was signed by a music label called the Arista Records. He released five albums under the label which he had produced himself, hiring the best musicians and singers from the jazz, pop, RnB and soul genres. The title song of the album Groovin’ You became a sensational hit in the dance clubs in 1979.
After his contract with Arista Records was expired, he released albums under labels such as Atlantic, RCA, Video Arts, and Concord.
In 1991, Mason formed a jazz quartet called Fourplay with Bob James, Lee Ritenour, and Nathan East. James played the keyboard, Ritenour played the guitar, East played the bass with Mason handling the mantle of the drummer of the band.
The discography of the quartet consists of 13 released albums under the label Warner Bros, RCA, and Heads Up. Their debut album Fourplay sold over a million copies and peaked up to number one position on the Billboard contemporary jazz chart. The album managed to stay still at that position for thirty-three weeks.
The next album of the Fourplay as called the Between the Sheets, which was released in 1993, received a Grammy nomination in 1994. The band’s third album called the Elixir also topped the Billboard charts for 90 weeks straight.
As a sideman, Mason worked with the likes of Larry Carlton, George Benson, Donald Byrd, Ron Carter, Casiopea, and Herbie Hancock.
Trivia: Harvey Mason has won four 1st place plaques from the American Drummer Magazine, and he has been the first call drummer for the Academy Awards ceremonies on 25 occasions.
Mason has worked in more than 220 movies where he either played the drums in the movie’s soundtrack or composed the movie’s soundtrack altogether. Some of the movies he has been credited are Aladdin, Terms of Endearment, Saturday Night Fever, Sabrina, Sleepless in Seattle, Ratatouille, and Dreamgirls.
Harvey William Mason, Sr. was born on February 22, 1947, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met his wife, Sally Mason.
Mason has a son named Harvey Mason, Jr., who was born June 3, 1968, who is a Grammy-winning record producer.
Mason Sr. and his wife Sally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music when Mason, Jr. was still a child. Going to the recording sessions with his father made Mason, Jr. familiar with the music industry and sparred him as a musician.