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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.




Rick Hirsch

Pocono Git-Down CD released

I am *thrilled* with how this turned out, and am confident that you will totally dig it, too. There are 9 brand-new charts, the 20-piece band is smokin', the recording/production is top-shelf, and the whole vibe is plain 'ol fun.


Listen here

Early reactions

Bob Mintzer: "Really cool writing! You sound great on tenor. Love the accordion tune!"

Denis DiBlasio: "Damn!! Sounds great. Playing, writing, production, the whole thing. Bravo!!"

producer Jerry Burton: "Your work reminds me of the great arrangers I grew up listening to...you're out of your time!"

legendary jazz educator Ron Modell: "Sensational! Love the writing, and fantastic playing all around."


Beautiful design and full-length liner notes


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