Rick Hirsch

Rick Hirsch

Rick Hirsch (BA Music University of Massachusetts-Amherst; MM Northern Illinois University) somehow juggles his work as an independent composer, arranger, saxophonist, and educator. He has written music for Eddie Henderson, the Osland Saxophone Quartet, Chris Vadala, the University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band, and the Penn State Blue Band, to name a few. Hirsch has performed with Tito Puente, Max Roach, the Four Tops, both Dorsey Orchestras, and on NPR’s Whaddya Know? A lifelong educator, Hirsch has directed scholastic jazz ensembles in Delaware, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.