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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.

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.

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

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
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
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
15
8:00 pm20:00

RH4 @ Zola

  • Zola Kitchen + Wine Bar

Take a reprieve from the Arts Fest crowds for a cool drink, tasty tapas, and great music.

Jul
22
12:45 pm12:45

w/ Erin Condo @ Karoondinha

  • Karoondinha Festival

This is the massive new music festival getting started out in Penns Valley. Headliners to include John Legend, the Roots, Chance the Rapper, Paramore, many more.

Brief concert appearance with Erin Condo and the Hoofties, as part of Love and Lightning Horns.


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.

Mar
30
5:00 pm17:00

Guest composer @ Bucknell U

  • Bucknell University

Rehearsal visit/clinic with the Bucknell University Jazz Band. They're preparing to perform three pieces from the new Rick Hirsch's Big Ol' Band album.