Hiruy Tirfe, the distinguished saxophonist and multifaceted artist hailing from the vibrant city of Philadelphia, PA, has recently taken the music world by storm with the release of his debut album, "10,000 Hours." This highly anticipated record has not only captivated audiences in the United States but has also garnered attention and acclaim across Europe and South America, solidifying Tirfe's status as a global musical force.
Born and raised in the rich cultural tapestry of Philadelphia, Tirfe's musical journey began to flourish during his formative years at the University Of The Arts in Center City Philadelphia. It was here that Tirfe immersed himself in the city's bustling music scene, honing his craft as a saxophonist, woodwindist, composer, arranger, educator, and film scorer. Under the mentorship of renowned jazz musicians such as Mike Cemprola, Mark Allen, and John Swana, Tirfe's talent and dedication began to shine, propelling him into the spotlight as a sought-after sideman for numerous local Philadelphia artists.
Throughout his illustrious career, Tirfe has had the privilege of collaborating with an impressive array of industry icons, including Patti LaBelle, The Roots, Bilal, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Solange Knowles, Res, Brandy, Tye Tribbett, Eric Roberson, Chill Moody, Mike Boone, Jeff Bradshaw, and many others. His dynamic and versatile musical contributions have left an indelible mark on the music landscape, earning him recognition and respect from peers and fans alike.
In addition to his remarkable achievements in the music industry, Tirfe's exceptional work ethic and talents have also led to opportunities in television and film. Notable projects include his contributions to "A Nashville Legacy," a captivating film starring Andrea Lewis, Pooch Hall, and Roz Ryan, as well as his involvement in Tye Tribbett's Grammy-nominated gospel album, "All Things New."
As Tirfe continues to carve out his place as a leading figure in the world of music, he remains committed to connecting with audiences around the globe through his electrifying live performances. Fans can stay updated on Tirfe's latest endeavors and tour dates by visiting his official website, www.HiruyTirfe.org, and following him on Instagram at @hiruy_tirfe26. Join the journey of this extraordinary artist as he continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in music.
To experience the captivating artistry of Hiruy Tirfe, make sure to catch him live at one of his upcoming shows. For updates click on the "Live Events" tab on the top of this page for following him on Instagram by clicking HERE!
"Hiruy Tirfe is an amazing artist that's dedicated to his craft and he loves to share it with the world. It has been so much fun to share the stage with him. Hiruy has a special gift that makes you smile every time you hear him play."
- Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson of The Roots; Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
“Hiruy Tirfe is a consummate professional. He pours his heart and soul into every note he plays and every project he produces.”
- Gerald Veasley; Award Winning Bassist and President Of Jazz Philadelphia
"I met Hiruy when he was 18 and a freshman at the University of the Arts- a driven and hardworking young man. Close to ten years later, he’s matured to a wonderful musician- soulful, swinging, and with a strong voice on his horn and in his music. I always am excited to hear him play!"
- Mike Cemprola; Alto Saxophonist of The United States Air Force Airmen of Note
"What can I say? He’s my first call whenever I need horn parts on a record or a horn section for a gig. He’s easy to work with, very professional, great energy and his skill level is elite. More importantly, great person!"
- Dan “Dilemma” Thomas; Award Winning Producer and DJ
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