Steve Rudolph is the leader of many ensembles and organizes live jazz for all types of events - from concerts to workshops and masterclasses to clubs and restaurants to business functions and weddings - he can supply the right music for your special occasion.  


Steve's classic jazz stylings are a perfect fit for any event, featuring music from the American Songbook and beyond.  

Duos/Trios/Quartets and Quintets

(These ensembles feature Steve in pairings with many great jazz artists from all over the world. )

Steve is a member of the cooperative jazz trio "DAYDREAM" with Drew Gress & Phil Haynes


Steve Rudolph/Jonathan Ragonese 

Steve Rudolph and saxophonist/composer Jonathan Ragonese bridge many eras and styles of improvised music - they documented their duo with the recording "Ardent Marigolds" in 2014.

Available as a duo / trio with bass or quartet with bass & drums.

A full program of original orchestral arrangements of American classics for strings is also available.


Steve Rudolph Piano Trios



Ali Ryerson/Steve Rudolph Quartet

All of these ensembles feature Steve in pairings with many great jazz artists from all over the world and there are many other combinations of musicians available for your concert or event.  Call/email to discuss the possibilities.


Harrisburg Jazz Collective - HJC (formerly RIVER CITY BIG BAND)


Founded in October of 2015, Steve co-leads this 17 piece ensemble with trumpeter Bill Perbetsky and the musical arrangements are from the historic big bands (Basie/Ellington/Dorsey/James) to modern jazz arrangements (Thad Jones/Bob Florence/Bob Mintzer/Steve Allee/Mike Tomaro/Gordon Goodwin) and originals from members and friends. Originally named the River City Big Band, we changed the name in order to release recordings under an original name (we found there were 8 other River City Big Bands in the world). 

We also have a new home performance space at the Englewood Brewery - a restored barn with over 200 seats where we will perform every 3rd Wednesday beginning May 2021.


Link to article on The Band in theBurg HERE

Featured players have included:

SAXES: Tom Strohman, Rick Hirsch, Ryan Kauffman, Dave Yinger, Oliver Fairley, Mike Druck Jonathan Ragonese, Dave Wilson, Dan Hoover, David Stambler, Kate Anderson, Dave Shultz  

TROMBONES: Jim McFalls, Ron Axsom, Greg Strohman, Mike Yinger, Steve Shiffer, Mark Lusk, Dan Tomasonne, Bill Gingrich, 

VOCALISTS: Cathy Chemi, Dred "Perky" Scott, Amy Banks

TRUMPETS: Bill Perbetsky, Barry Long, Dale Orris, Eddie Severn, Skip Stine, Scott Ainscough, Tim Thompson, Jon Shaw    

BASS: Steve Meashey, Joshua Davis, Jim Miller   

DRUMS: Kevin Lowe, Dave Zygmunt, Marko Marcinko, Jeff Stabley, Pete Lazorcik, Todd Harrison  

PIANO  Steve Rudolph, Connor Rohrer, Andy Roberts. 

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Chuck Redd, Ali Ryerson, Denis DiBlasio, Hendrik Meurkens, Jonathan Ragonese


The band plays every 3rd Monday at Englewood Brewery in Harrisburg and many other area engagements including concerts and dances.

Steve has special Holiday arrangements available for all of these ensembles and all groups are available for private events, house parties, and more.  Please email or call for pricing and availability - 

717-574-567 (call or text)



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Harrisburg Jazz Collective - (formerly River City Big Band)

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Englewood Hershey, 1219 Research Blvd., Hummelstown, PA 17036

Well finally, WE ARE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!! The River City Big Band has transformed into the HJC - Harrisburg Jazz Collective and we have a new home - Englewood Hershey - a totally renovated barn with huge stage, sound system, great food, even better beer, & lots of free parking.

We will begin playing on May 19th and perform every 3rd Wednesday - they have 250 seats and it is possible to make reservations in advance so you will not have to arrive hours early just to get a seat. Many of the same faces will be in this new ensemble and much of the music you heard at River City will be performed as well as new material written by the players and friends or classic charts from the historic big bands of the past. As things with the pandemic clear up, we will be able to host guest artists and special seasonal concerts, so stay in touch about upcoming events.

We will all be vaccinated and hope that you will be, too!

These performances are in conjunction with the Central PA Friends of Jazz who are hosting a Sunday Jazz Brunch at this venue and they will be holding their spring and fall concert series on Sunday evenings there starting in the fall - 2021.

Reservations for Englewood are available online or Tel: 717-256-9480 - this is an easy access facility - no stairs.


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Thought for Today!

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu