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State College, PA

(814) 867-9935

Rick Hirsch is a nationally-known composer, arranger and jazz educator living in State College, PA. Check out his music, book a live jazz band in Central Pennsylvania.

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Gigs

List of upcoming gigs for Rick Hirsch and live jazz in State College, PA. Also, Central Pennsylvania jazz in Harrisburg, Altoona, Williamsport, Johnstown, Lancaster, York, Lewisburg, Lewistown, Bellefonte, Clearfield.

Jul
27
8:00 pm20:00

Trio @ Zola

  • Zola Kitchen

With my longtime trio-mates Jim Robinson (bass) and Mac Himes (guitar).

Aug
11
7:30 pm19:30

River City Big Band @ Festival Jazz Party

  • Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

We'll be performing in the renovated classic ballroom of the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, a very hip venue with a very hip crowd. Part of the Central PA Friends of Jazz's summer jazz festival.

Aug
19
2:00 pm14:00

Zeropoint in Lock Haven

  • LHJAMs

Performing at the Lock Haven Jazz and Art on Main festival. Featuring special guest soloist, Philly tenor icon Larry McKenna.

Aug
19
7:30 pm19:30

Trio in Lock Haven

  • LHJAMs

Trio music with drummer Kevin Lowe, bassist Joshua Davis. Part of the Lock Haven Jazz & Art on Main festival.

Restaurant venue TBD.

Aug
27
6:00 pm18:00

Zeropoint @ South Hills

  • South Hills School of Business

Closing out the 28th annual summer concert series.

Free admission, penny lemonade. Bring lawn chairs, a picnic, and the whole family.

Aug
31
8:00 pm20:00

RH4 @ Zola

  • Zola

The full quartet, with bassist Jeff Beck, drummer Kevin Lowe, guitarist Bob Hart.


Jul
15
5:30 pm17:30

Zeropoint @ Arts Fest

  • Central PA Festival of the Arts—Friedman Park

Zeropoint returns to Arts Fest after having missed the past couple of years.

Prime time / location!

Jul
13
9:30 pm21:30

w/ Erin Condo & the Hoofties

  • Central PA Festival of the Arts—Festival Shell

Arts Fest appearance #2 with alt-country-soul-American songstress Erin Condo.

I love this band!

Jul
13
3:00 pm15:00

with JT & the Denicats

  • Central PA Festival of the Arts—Festival Shell

Arts Festival appearance #1 with bluesman extraordinaire John JT Blues Thompson.

Let's get a little greasy.

Jul
11
7:30 pm19:30

Zeropoint @ the Alehouse

  • American Alehouse

*Second* Tuesday this month due to Independence Day on the first Tuesday.

Come help us warm up for our Arts Festival concert!

resos: (814) 237-9701

Jun
29
8:00 pm20:00

Zola with Joshua Davis

  • Zola Kitchen

Bassist-improvisor Josh Davis joins me for some free-wheeling chamber jazz fun. Maybe he'll even bring his looper pedal along...

Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

RH4 @ South Hills

  • South Hills School of Business

Free public concert at the South Hills School of Business' annual Picnic Concert Series.

with Kevin Lowe, Jeff Beck, Bob Hart.

Jun
19
Jun 21

RH4 tour in Tennessee

  • Lincoln Memorial University

The Rick Hirsch 4 will be artists-in-residence at Lincoln Memorial University's summer music camp in Harrogate, TN. This lovely campus is nestled in the Northeastern edge of Tennessee, just down the road from Cumberland Gap National Recreation Area.

Should be great fun!

I'll be joined by Kevin Lowe, Jeff Beck, and Bob Hart.

Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

!!Big ol' Band @ the State!!

  • the State Theatre

We're gettin' the band back together!

In addition to many of my favorite musicians from Central PA, I'll be joined by great jazz players from NYC, DC, Philly, Baltimore and all over PA.

And we're going to feature guest vocalist Eric Ian Farmer. THIS is going to be a great night.

Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

with Eric Ian Farmer @ Barrel 21

  • Barrel 21

I'll be the special guest of singer-songwirter Eric Ian Farmer at his weekly Wednesday gig. Improvising, extrapolating on soul classics, originals

May
25
8:00 pm20:00

Rick Hirsch 4 @ Zola

  • Zola Kitchen + Wine Bar

Quartet time with my main guys:
. Kevin Lowe (drums, cymbals)
. Jeff Beck (electric bass)
. Bob Hart (electric guitar)

Apr
28
12:20 pm12:20

Guest Artist @ University of Delaware

  • University of Delaware

I'll be doing a rehearsal visit with both large jazz ensembles at UD, each of which is performing a chart from the Pocono Git-Down album.

I'm excited to return to my hometown, and get to work prof. Tom Palmer, a great musician whom I've looked up to since I was in high school 30+ years ago.

Apr
24
7:30 pm19:30

Guest Composer @ Deer Head

  • Deer Head Inn

The Water Gap Orchestra (an outgrowth of the annual COTA festival in Delaware Water Gap, PA) has a monthly residency at the iconic Deer Head Inn.

At this installment they'll performing two sets of Hirschmusic. Whoa!

Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

Goldstein 4 in the Attic

Arthur Goldstein's quartet returns to the Jazz in the Attic series. This time they'll pay special tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk, celebrating the centennial of on of the most important figures in jazz history.