Played with the following artists:
-Jimmy Eat World
Featured on DMX's last album "Year of the Dogg 'Again'
-Saxophone performance on "Blown Away"
-Radio Play on over 150 stations across America
The singer/saxophonist is often compared to the likes of Steely Dan and Jamiroquai. Fusing elements of rock, funk, jazz, and skat singing with a powerful voice and a dynamic saxophone, Jonny’s music has an original sound of its own, while staying true to its roots in new age blues and funk. This versatile composer and lyricist pays tribute to the great traditions of American rock and blues in his song writing, while the live show incorporates more improvisation.
Jonny Hirsch’s journey to the live stage and recording studio started in high school, working for New York City’s top promoter Delsener/Slater (Live Nation). In his late teens and early twenties, Jonny was working live events backstage at Jones Beach Theater, Roseland Ballroom, and Madison Square Garden for performers like Madonna, Van Halen, and Barenaked Ladies, while spending his daytime hours in the corporate office assisting the production and promotion of live events. In college, he continued working with the same promoter, while developing his own musical talents onstage and in the recording studio. By the time he was a senior at The George Washington University, he had played on almost every big stage in Washington DC, including a invitational performance at a Presidential Inauguration Ball.
Jonny’s transition to the New York City music scene was seamless as he established himself as a strong performer and songwriter at late night jam sessions and the blues/rock scene. Over the past few years, some of New York City’s best studio and touring musicians, including Oz Noy, Rich Simpson, and Ruben Rodriguez, have been part of Jonny’s band. “It’s an all-star band with Jonny leading the charge,” says lead guitar player Rich Simpson. “The songwriting is catchy and fun. I think Jonny’s crowd is growing because they love the songs, the tightness of the band, and the energy we bring to the stage each show.”
During the past summer, Jonny recorded his latest album East 5th Street, working with producer Rusty Cloud of Southside Johnny and The Blues Brothers. Jonny continues to play a wide variety of venues throughout New York City and the Tri-State area. He looks forward to a productive 2013 with a diversity of live shows.
Festival Highlights: Atlanta Centenial Park Summerstage, Avery Fisher Hall, Cape May Jazz Fest, Chattanooga Riverbend Festival, CMJ Music Festival, Cooperstown Summerstage, Jazz Forum Tarrytown SummerStage, Oswego Harborfest, Yonkers RiverFest
Jonny Hirsch - Alto Saxophone, Vocals.
Anthony Almonte - bongos, Congas, Timbales, Vocals.
Dan Wintersteen - Drums
Jon Price - Bass
Jim Cobb - Guitar
EAST 5TH STREET - June 2012
LIVE AT THE BATCAVE - Spring 2009 release
-"Where the Rubber Meets the Road" received airplay on over 150 radio station in North America
-"Tonight" received feature radio play on 100.7fm WHUD - Tri-State Area's #1 Hit Music Station.
-"Hypnotize" received extensive radio play in Michigan and across the midwest
DMX: YEAR OF THE DOG...AGAIN - August 2006
-"BLOWN AWAY" was featured on a multi platinum selling album and played on radio stations all over the world.
THE RHYME EP - February 2006
IN A LITTLE WHILE EP - May 2004
IN A LITTLE WHILE & THE RHYME have been played on a series of radio shows and internet radio.
They're Gonna Find You
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Shoobee Do Love
Lady Madonna (mp3)
Where is the Sunshine (Song for Haiti)
[+ Show ]
With sound, rhythm and harmony constantly in the air, musician Jonny Hirsch rocked Putnam Valley and...With sound, rhythm and harmony constantly in the air, musician Jonny Hirsch rocked Putnam Valley and the Putnam Valley Music Festival this past weekend.....
Jonny Hirsch plays Knitting Factory
[+ Show ]
One of the most interesting groups in nyc. Great vocals paired with a powerful saxophone. Be sure to...One of the most interesting groups in nyc. Great vocals paired with a powerful saxophone. Be sure to check out this pop rock jazz guy and his rock solid band.
Local Talent Making It Big
[+ Show ]
Jonny Hirsch has established himself as one of New York's most exciting and upcoming solo artists. W...Jonny Hirsch has established himself as one of New York's most exciting and upcoming solo artists. While packing venues like the Bitter End, Knitting Factory, and Webster Hall into the street, Jonyy's commanding stage presence and unique musical style has a fan base that is browing week by week. Fusing elements of rock, blues, funk and jazz with a powerful voice and a dynamic saxophone, the 25 year old singer/saxophone player has earned the respect and attention of many of New York City's concert goers and finest studio musicians . . . . .
Putnam Valley native face the music
[+ Show ]
With sound, rhythm and harmony constantly in the air, musician Jonny's Hirsch's job is to organize a...With sound, rhythm and harmony constantly in the air, musician Jonny's Hirsch's job is to organize and manipulate it into music that can move people.
Former music teacher and principal of Putnam Valley Middle School Ed Hallisey says, "I'm very proud that he has continued one with his music. I have my own collection of his music. It's innovative, personal, with a lot of meaning. He's a great young man and he plugged away at this and now he's doing some nice clubs in the city and making it happen."
Jonny's voice and saxophone have since commanded the spotlight at some coveted venues in NYC with his fusion of rock, blues, funk, and jazz . . . .
Show Me Love
They're Gonna Find You
Where is the Sunshine
Of Sound Design
I Met a Girl
Shoo Be Do Love
Rubber Meets the Road
A typical set ranges from 30min-2hrs. The band has an extensive range of cover songs as well.