Jazz in the Attic

State College’s Monthly Night-Club Jazz Series

In The Attic At The State Theatre

Jazz in the Attic has been going strong since 2016 as a collaboration between Rick Hirsch and the State Theatre. Our cozy room is limited to about 60 guests, so order your tickets now. Step off of College Ave and into a real jazz nightclub with low lighting, cabaret-style seating, bar service, and great live jazz. Hear live musicians from across the jazz spectrum, with great performers of swing, bebop, Latin jazz, Blues, modern straight ahead, electric jazz, and intimate acoustic sets. “The diversity of music and high level of talent right here in PA is amazing. No matter the musical sub-genre, every act we present is engaging, artistic, and entertaining,” says series artistic director and State College jazz musician Rick Hirsch.

Upcoming Shows

Joshua Davis Trio

Friday, October 9th | 7:30 pm

This modern jazz ensemble fuses classical harmonies with modern angularity and ferocious drumming. Odd and elusive meters abound. Complete versions of Known Garden, recorded in 2011, and Squashua, from 2001, are available on iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, and beyond.


Molly Countermine

To be Rescheduled

Molly Countermine has singing since the age of 2, and has been a staple in the State College music scene since moving here in 1998. She began singing with the Phyrst Phamly, a band her father formed in 1967 that played every Saturday night at the Phyrst, but quickly branched out with her sister, Kelly, to form an original band, Babblefish, in 1999. She joined forces with Ted McCloskey in 2000, was a founding member of Pure Cane Sugar in 2007, and continues to perform weekly with Ted, her husband Rene, and drummer Daryl Branford with Ted and the Hi-Fi’s. Molly is a Senior Instructor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, and she and Rene have 3 children.




  1. Gary Abdullah

    I play with Urban Fusion, a local smooth-jazz/fusion quintet with more than 30 years of experience playing in Happy Valley. Rick Hirsch recently suggested that our group consider committing to play in the Jazz at the Attic series. We talked about it and we’re excited to be considered. Could someone contact me about setting a date for us to play?

    • Kerry Cavanaugh

      Rick books all Jazz in the Attic shows. You should speak to him about setting a date.

    • Andrew Jackson, Sr.

      Sheduled by Rick Hirsch and the State Theatre Attic (8-10pm) Friday, February 22, 2019. Tickets are available for sale now with first come first offer and going fast.

Got something to say?

Please note: Your comment will be held for approval by our staff the first time you post. Following this initial approval, all subsequent comments will be approved automatically.

116 queries. 0.598 seconds. MB Peak Memory Used: 29.913 2020-07-08 06:38:33