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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.

"Hit It" on the air


"Hit It" on the air

Rick Hirsch

The Cheverus HS Jazz Combo from Portland, ME recorded my tune Hit It for a local radio commercial.

Not only do they sound great on it — dig the guitar player — but, they dropped the tempo by about 25%, making the pocket much deeper. I'm totally into it.

The video is embedded in FaceBook, but I don't believe you have to be logged in to view it.

Many thanks to these fine musicians—and their ultra-hip teacher, Chris Humphrey!