Kickstarter is live!

I've assembled a killer big band to record 9 brand-new charts.

And the recording is going to be so good, that we're gonna make a full-scale CD out of it.

»» You can get in on the ground-floor here. ««


And there are amazing offers especially for musicians and band directors.

»» Definitely check them out. ««


Rick Hirsch's BIG ol' BAND is 20-musicians strong.

»» Do you know any of these players? ««




Posted on May 3, 2016 .

Miller gig - Bari book


Do you know of a bari player / doubler looking for a road gig and a great opportunity to hone his musicianship?

If so, please hip him/her to this upcoming vacancy in the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

. Hiring date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
. Audition deadline: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Audition info
. Baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet
. 11 Required excerpts
. Several excerpts of improvisation (swing, blues, ballad, etc.) on baritone & alto saxophones with rhythm section. Aebersold tracks are acceptable. These excerpts at discretion of applicant. Each should be no more than 1 min. in length, and mp3 format is required.

Other nuts and bolts
. Applicant music be U.S. citizen with a valid/ current passport.
. Applicants must include contact information (phone number and email).

All submissions and inquiries are to be directed to:
. Mr. Ashley Hall
. Glenn Miller Orchestra road manager
954-815-1454 cell

Here's the job description in song:

And here's a fine performance of the GMO from 2015

Posted on February 23, 2016 .