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Jeff Hirshfield...

A native New Yorker, performance and recording credits include; Jim Hall, Toots Thielemans, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Dr. John, Jerry Bergonzi, Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Orchestra, John Taylor, Randy Brecker, John Zorn, Mose Allison, Bennie Wallace, Bob Brookmeyer, Paul Bley, Eliane Elias, Mike Mainieri, Gary Peacock, Tim Berne, Woody Herman Orchestra, Tom Harrell, Fred Hersch, Mike Stern, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Diorio, Bob Belden, Joey Calderazzo, Eddie Daniels, Bob Berg, James Moody, Harold Danko, Ray Anderson, Tal Farlow, Marc Copland, Dave Liebman, David Binney, George Garzone, Michael Formanek, Loren Stillman, Jamie Baum, Daniel Schnyder, Ed Simon, Ben Monder, Greg Osby, John Lewis, Tim Hagans, Chris Potter, Slide Hampton, Joe Henderson, Rich Perry, Jazz Composers Collective, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Wayne Krantz, Frank Kimbrough, Bill Frisell, George Colligan, Adam Rogers, U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors, Dieter lIg, John O’Gallagher, Benny Golson and many others.

Extensive touring in the U.S., Europe, Japan, South America, Australia, Israel, India, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Performing in many of the major jazz and music festivals around the world.

He has performed on over 270 recordings.

Conducted clinics and master classes with a focus on musicality and listening in Europe, South America, Australia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Canada, Japan and extensively in the U.S.. Including the Univ.of Indiana, Berklee College of Music, Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New York University, Houston School of Performing Arts, Houston Community College, Univ. of Tennessee, Missouri State Univ., Univ. of New Hampshire, Musicians Union (Buenos Aires, Argentina), William Patterson College, Univ. of Illinois, Univ. of Iowa, Univ. of Maine, Belmont College (Nashville), New School University, Univ. of Wisconsin, Univ. of Alabama, Univ. of Alaska, Oulunlcylan Conservatory (Helsinki), Norrbotten Big Band (Lulea, Sweden), Veneto Jazz Workshop (Italy), New England Conservatory, El Taller (Barcelona), Goucher College, Univ. of Memphis, Weimar Conservatory (Germany), Sebelius Institute (Helsinki), Mahidol University (Bangkok), San Jacento College, Simon's Rock College, NOCCA (New Orleans), UNICA (Maracaibo, Venezuela), Outpost (Albuquerque), Univ. of Colorado, Calgary Jazz Fest., Litchfield Jazz Festival Music School and the Sydney Conservatory of Music (Australia).

"If I were a soloist, I'd love to have him playing behind me."
Chicago Tribune

"Hirshfield, a drummer with endless capacity for innovation." 
Toronto Star

"Hirshfield dances on the drums"
Boston Globe

“Jeff Hirshfield played drums with total concentration, sensitivity and restraint all evening, always listening to the soloist and the other band members, always articulating the music of the total group sound. He could teach courses in empathy.”
The Live Music Report















Jeff Hirshfield - Mt.Fuji - with TonyWilliams - 1986




Jeff Hirshfield - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band





Jeff Hirshfield - Woody Herman Big Band - 1980





Jeff Hirshfield - Jamie Baum Septet














Jeff Hirshfield - Tokyo 1987



Jeff Hirshfield - John-O'GallagherSextet



Jeff Hirshfield - Hannover - Germany - 1998




Jeff Hirshfield - Joey CalderazzoTrio.



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Jeff Hirshfield - David Binney Trio



Jeff Hirshfield - Tim Hagans - Stuttgart - 1994










Jeff Hirshfield - Red Rodney - Ira Sullivan Quintet - 1983










performed with:

Jim Hall
Toots Thielmans
Charlie Mariano
Joe Lovano
Red Rodney
Ira Sullivan
Kenny Wheeler
John Abercrombie
Dr. John
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Lew Tabackin
John Taylor
Randy Brecker
John Zorn
Mose Allison
Bennie Wallace
Bob Brookmeyer
Paul Bley
Eliane Elias
Mike Mainieri
Woody Herman
Fred Hersch
Bob Berg
Joey Calderazzo
Ray Anderson
Dave Liebman
Tim Berne
Frank Wess
Marc Copeland
Tim Hagans
Jerry Bergonzi
George Gruntz
Bob Belden
Lonnie Smith
John Patton
Gary Peacock
Lan Xang
Scott Colley
Dave Binney
Warren Bernhardt
Eddie Daniels
Dave Tronzo
Joe Henderson
Yosuke Yamashita
Walter Davis Jr.
Daniel Schnyder
Tal Farlow
Rick Margitza
Leni Stern
Andy LaVerne
John Lewis
Jack Wilkens
Dieter Ilg
James Moody
Zoot Sims
Woody Shaw
Donny McCaslin
Ben Monder
Michael Formanek
Slide Hampton
Marian McPartland
Chis Potter
Mark Murphey
Jerome Harris
Jamie Baum
Steve LaSpina
Pat Martino
Vic Juris
Mike Stern,
Rich Perry
Adam Rogers
Dave Douglas
Dave Stryker
George Garzone
Jim Snidero
Walt Weiskopf
Steve Slagle
Jon Ballantyne
Harold Danko
Bill Mays
Ron McClure
Garry Dial
Dick Oatts
Theo Bleckmann
Drew Gress
Jay Anderson
Frank Kimbrough
Alexander Sipiagin
Loren Stillman
Greg Osby
George Mraz
Wayne Krantz
Mark Feldman
George Colligan
Andrew Rathbun
Richie Bierach
Luciana Souza
Joe Chambers
Ed Simon
Michael Cochrane
Russ Lossing
Scott Lee

....and many more






































George Garzone with Andrew Rathbun
The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, Toronto, July 2, 2007