ERIC HIRSH

Debut album "Distillation" OUT NOW
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Eric Hirsh is a restless and ambitious musician whose growing, genre-crossing body of work is finally being showcased in “Distillation,” his debut album as a bandleader.

For the past 12 years, Hirsh has lived in Durham, NC where he co-creates as a founding member of progressive hip hop quartet The Beast and as a director of Orquesta GarDel, a large-format salsa band. Increasingly, he has focused on writing and performing with a jazz quartet comprising longtime friends and Beast rhythm section Pete Kimosh (bass), Stephen Coffman (drums), and Aaron Hill (saxophone).

Hirsh is a 2012 recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Composer Fellowship, and a four-time winner of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. Residencies at the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, Chicago’s Ravinia Steans Music Institute, and Brooklyn’s School for Improvisatory Music each pushed Hirsh closer to the material on “Distillation.”

An enthusiastic collaborator, Hirsh has performed or recorded with the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Nnenna Freelon, Jim Ketch, Shana Tucker, Emily Musolino, Greg Humphreys, and The Community Chorus Project. He has performed at Duke Performances, North Carolina State University Center Stage, The Stone (New York), the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the North Carolina Art Museum, UNC Center for the Study of the American South, Lake Eden Arts Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Music Festival, and The Art of Cool Project.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Date Artist City Venue
08/26/18 Orquesta GarDel Orquesta GarDel in Durham Living Arts Collective
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: $7-$25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 410 W Geer St.
Monthly residency at LAC. Every fourth Sunday, GarDel will use the residency to take chances, try new arrangements, workshop original songs in progress and ask for feedback. Overtime, the LAC community will co-locate dance lessons, painters, artisans from many disciplines. Doors (and potential lesson): 3:00pm Live Music: 3:30pm-5:30pm
09/09/18 The Beast The Beast in Durham The Durham Hotel
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 315 East Chapel Hill St.
Now in its third year, The Beast’s monthly residency is every second Sunday of the month.
09/23/18 Orquesta GarDel Orquesta GarDel in Durham Living Arts Collective
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: $7-$25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 410 W Geer St.
Monthly residency at LAC. Every fourth Sunday, GarDel will use the residency to take chances, try new arrangements, workshop original songs in progress and ask for feedback. Overtime, the LAC community will co-locate dance lessons, painters, artisans from many disciplines. Doors (and potential lesson): 3:00pm Live Music: 3:30pm-5:30pm
09/27/18 The Beast The Beast in Chapel Hill Love House & Hutchins Forum
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 410 E. Franklin Street.
Music On The Porch – a free, outdoor picnic series curated by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South
10/14/18 The Beast The Beast in Durham The Durham Hotel
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 315 East Chapel Hill St.
Now in its third year, The Beast’s monthly residency is every second Sunday of the month.
10/28/18 Orquesta GarDel Orquesta GarDel in Durham Living Arts Collective
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: $7-$25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 410 W Geer St.
Monthly residency at LAC. Every fourth Sunday, GarDel will use the residency to take chances, try new arrangements, workshop original songs in progress and ask for feedback. Overtime, the LAC community will co-locate dance lessons, painters, artisans from many disciplines. Doors (and potential lesson): 3:00pm Live Music: 3:30pm-5:30pm
11/25/18 Orquesta GarDel Orquesta GarDel in Durham Living Arts Collective
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: $7-$25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 410 W Geer St.
Monthly residency at LAC. Every fourth Sunday, GarDel will use the residency to take chances, try new arrangements, workshop original songs in progress and ask for feedback. Overtime, the LAC community will co-locate dance lessons, painters, artisans from many disciplines. Doors (and potential lesson): 3:00pm Live Music: 3:30pm-5:30pm
12/23/18 Orquesta GarDel Orquesta GarDel in Durham Living Arts Collective
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: $7-$25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 410 W Geer St.
Monthly residency at LAC. Every fourth Sunday, GarDel will use the residency to take chances, try new arrangements, workshop original songs in progress and ask for feedback. Overtime, the LAC community will co-locate dance lessons, painters, artisans from many disciplines. Doors (and potential lesson): 3:00pm Live Music: 3:30pm-5:30pm

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