Steve Rudolph

Steve Rudolph has had an inspiring career in his 50 years of professional music making. Jazz Improv magazine states, “Rudolph is a savvy, swinging, glimmering heavyweight… …simply outstanding.” With eleven acclaimed CDs as a leader, he has served as producer, arranger and performer on numerous recordings, and his vast ex
perience encompasses concert performances with many renowned jazz masters. He has toured throughout the U.S., India, Europe, Canada, Russia and the Caribbean.

Since moving to Harrisburg, PA in 1978, Rudolph has been largely responsible for the growth and development of the thriving jazz scene in central Pennsylvania. His devotion to the art of jazz inspired him to found the Central PA Friends of Jazz, now in its 36th successful year of monthly activity including concerts, youth band, jazz camp, and the annual Central PA Jazz Festival.  Since 2012, he has served as the executive director of CPFJ. He was the recipient of the 2002 Harrisburg Arts Award for dedication to the arts and community service