Harrisburg Jazz Collective (HJC)

Central PA's Premier Big Jazz Band

Founded in October of 2014, 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 have a new venue to go along with our new name - The Englewood Brewery - that seats over 200 with great sound, wonderful food and even better craft beers.  HJC will appear at Englewood every 3rd Wednesday starting in May 2021.  Reservations are recommended - 717-256-9480 or online.

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


HJC is available for engagements including concerts. parties 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 - steve@steverudolph.com 

717-574-567 (call or text)