Band director Jordan Canner commissioned me to compose a work for his Huntingdon Area HS Jazz Band this year. Mambo Over the Mountain is the piece we ended up with, and I'll be spending a couple hours at their rehearsal today to work with them on the music. I reckon we'll also talk about the compositional process, and other curiosities. Fun stuff!
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.