Rick Hirsch's jazz groups have been making Central PA parties great for nearly 20 years. Elegant weddings & cocktails parties, to picnics & block parties.
Classic sound with a contemporary vibe.
Saxophone, bass, guitar, piano, drums, trumpet, trombone.
live jazz for parties & events
Rick Hirsch's chamber jazz groups have been making parties great for nearly 20 years. They entertain at elegant cocktail parties, weddings, and dinners, as well as casual cookouts, block parties and picnics.
Rick's roster of musicians includes the best professional musicians in the region—and throughout Pennsylvania—all of whom work together to provide just the right setting for your event.
saxophone + piano/guitar/bass (one of these instruments)
The duos are fantastic for setting the mood without breaking the bank. Suitable for cocktail parties, dinner parties, winery events, intimate wedding receptions, and other gatherings and celebrations.
(1) saxophone, bass, and piano/guitar
(2) saxophone, bass, drums
Trio 1 is the most popular option: it’s intimate enough for a dinner hour, punchy enough for a BBQ, and can even provide music for light dancing. Adding a drummer is a great way to add some spice and enable more dancing.
saxophone, guitar/piano, bass, drums
Adding a drummer to Trio 1 (above) rounds out the sound of the band, but doesn't have to make it any louder.
Add a vocalist to any of these groups
One of our specialties is performing fun, creative instrumental covers of pop tunes by the likes of the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Nirvana, Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, the Doors, Carol King, and others.
We're also thoroughly steeped in jazz classics of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and Duke Ellington; the great tunes associated with Sinatra and Tony Bennett; and the great Latin jazz of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Tito Puente.
Here are some bootlegs from live gigs
We perform in State College, Penn State, Bellefonte, Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Johnstown, Clearfield, DuBois, Williamsport, Lewisburg, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster—and all points in between. And some points beyond! If you're not sure if we can travel to your event, just ask.
Here are just a few of the places we've performed:
Governor's Mansion (Harrisburg)
Nittany Lion Inn
Days Inn Penn State
Centre Hills CC
Scotch Valley CC
Susquehanna Valley CC
PSU Hintz Alumni Center
Let's have a no-pressure chat to discuss whether or not our musicians are a good fit for your event.
If we are—great! And if we aren't, I'm always happy to recommend someone else who can provide what you want.
picS from the archives
These are the main factors that go into pricing:
. number of musicians
. duration of event
. location (i.e. proximity to State College)
Please call for a no-pressure conversation.
tel: (814) 867-9935
or email via contact form.