Henry Hirsch

Henry Hirsch

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Henry Hirsch is a producer, engineer and pianist. He is best known for his collaborations with Lenny Kravitz, including the best selling 1989 album, "Let Love Rule." In addition to working with Lenny Kravitz for over 20 years, Hirsch also runs and builds recording studios. Hirsch has collaborated with a variety of artists including Vanessa Paradis, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Joan Osborne and Mick Jagger. Hirsch is particularly known for his interest and use of vintage recording equipment.


Henry Hirsch converted a 19th Century church in the small town of Hudson, NY into a recording studio called Waterfront Studios. Hirsch taught recording classes to local students in the Hudson area. Henry Hirsch worked with composer David Baron to create authentic era sounds for television and films set in the 1950s and 1960s.

Early Life

Henry Hirsch began his career as a musician in Berlin in the 1970s. He worked as a pianist and arranger before relocating to the United States. He opened his first recording studio in his studio apartment and later moved into a building in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1985 he met a young Lenny Kravitz which would influence the direction of his career.