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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.


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.

7:00 PM19:00

Ella & Etta @ the State (Zeropoint)

Annual big production concert at the State Theatre. Zeropoint is the house band, supporting 6 great vocalists as they pay tribute to the musical legacies of Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James.

feat. Molly Countermine • Elizabeth Webb • Jackie Brown • Miss Melanie Morrison • Tyne Palazzi • Tigi Habtemariam and special guest Tommy Wareham

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to Nov 15

Composer in Residence—UNOmaha

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Three days in Omaha, NE as a guest of the University of Nebraska—Omaha.

I'll be spending time with the wonderful students at UNO and the excellent high school musicians of MAYJO (Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra), for whom I just completed a brand-new piece. I'll also be visiting several area high schools.

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8:00 PM20:00

Postponed — Attic Jazz w/ Rudolph & Strohman

Update: 30 October

I'm not sure how we missed this, but Nov. 10 is the night of the PSU Homecoming parade. All experience and conventional wisdom says do NOT plan anything downtown against this event. Will not be fun for anyone involved.

This wonderful jazz event has been rescheduled for March, 2, 2018.



Two of PA's leading classic jazz musicians, right here.

Pianist Steve Rudolph (Harrisburg)  .  Woodwind artist Tom Strohman (Lebanon)

Steve and Tom are two of the best in the biz. And they've been performing together for the better part of four decades. Their artistry and the joy they bring to the music is infectious.

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