Harrisburg Jazz Collective Big Band (HJC)

Central PA's Premier Big Jazz Band

on TheFounded 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 West Shore Theater - the beautifully reburbished theater seats 200 with great sound, and a enlarged stage.  HJC will appear at West Shore on the 2nd  Tuesday of every month - check Steve's calendar for details and dates. Tickets will be available in advance from the West Shore Theater's Website.

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, Daryl Brentzel , Nelson Hill, Vic Wertz, William Butts

TROMBONES: Jim McFalls, Chuck Dressler, Ron Axsom, Greg Strohman, Mike Yinger, Steve Shiffer, Mark Lusk, Dan Tomasonne, Bill Gingrich, Glen Munson, Bill Smith,  Brody Segar, Jim Vanderchick, Jay Vonada, Michael Kaplan

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

TRUMPETS: Bill Perbetsky, Barry Long, Dale Orris, Eddie Severn, Skip Stine, Scott Ainscough, Tim Thompson, Jon Shaw, Dave Makowiecki , Dave Ballou, Bob Meashey , Kris Hartman

BASS: Steve Meashey, Joshua Davis, Jim Miller, Amy Shook, Peter Paulsen   

DRUMS: Kevin Lowe, Dan Monaghan, Dave Zygmunt, Fred Griggs, Marko Marcinko, Jeff Stabley, Pete Lazorcik, Todd Harrison, Mark Hunsberger  

PIANO  Steve Rudolph, Connor Rohrer, Andy Roberts, Wayne Fox. 

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Chuck Redd, Ali Ryerson, Eric Alexander, 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 

717-574-5671 (call or text)