Early Jazz:  Traditional New Orleans - Dixieland - Swing - Ragtime - Stride & Boogie Woogie Piano


Click the play button below for a sample of Dixieland, which is one of the most popular styles of early jazz we feature at our monthly concerts:

Independence Hall Jazz band plays “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

For video samples of Dixieland, Swing, and traditional Piano Jazz, click “Music” on the menu bar.

Monthly Concerts in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area

Recent Tri-State Jazz Concert Photos

Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers Trio

Sunday,  June 5, 2016 — 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.


The virtual band in the masthead was assembled from some of Jim McGann’s best photos taken over several years. Left to right are Joe Midiri, Jim Fryer, Bria Skonberg, Franny Smith, Gary Cattley, and Ed Wise.


Tri-State Jazz Society memberships expire on June 30. If you are a new member who joined after March 1 this year, your membership won’t expire until June 30, 2017, but all other memberships are due for renewal now. We will have extra volunteers on hand to accept your dues payments at both June concerts: June 5 at Haddonfield and June 26 at Wallingford. We can accept cash or a personal check, but not credit cards. If you don’t plan to attend one of these concerts please mail a check with a membership renewal form.

Basic membership dues are $20 for individuals; $40 for couples. As a member, you will be able to attend all concerts at half price until June 30, 2017. Members also  receive the monthly Strutter by email.


We hope you will consider renewing at the Patron or Sponsor level. Your donations enable us to bring you top bands from this region and beyond without raising our admission prices. Yearly dues for Patrons are $100 or more ($120 for couples). Sponsors dues are $50 ($70 for couples). Printed copies of the Strutter are mailed to Patrons and Sponsors on request.

For more details about membership benefits and options, please click the Membership tab of the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Al Harrison and his Dixieland Band

Wallingford, PA - May 22, 2016

Concert Details

Jeff and Anne Barnhart - Ivory&Gold®

Haddonfield, NJ - April 17, 2016

Photos by Paul J. Macatee, Jr

Photo by Jim McGann

29 Warwick Rd.

Haddonfield, NJ 08033



Sunday, June 26, 2016

Community Arts Center, Wallingford,PA.

Bob Rawlins will again lead the band. The TSJS jam committee is planning a great playlist of Dixieland, swing, and other early jazz tunes. A professional core band has been assembled from top artists who have performed at recent TSJS concerts: Bob Rawlins (reeds), Danny Tobias (trumpet), Paul Midiri (vibes, trombone, and drums), Franny Smith (banjo) and Brian Nalepka (bass and tuba). Other well-known performers are expected to sit in.

Musicians interested in sitting in with the band should contact Chic Bach, jam session coordinator, at jam2016@tristatejazz.org for more information.


The annual membership meeting of Tri-State Jazz Society will take place during the intermission of the June 26 concert at Wallingford, PA. The only business on the agenda is election of three members of the Board of Directors.

Photos by Jim McGann