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

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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 Concert Photos

HOW DO WE PICK BANDS AND PIANISTS?

Groups and soloists who have played for us in the past are invited back if they drew a good audience and lots of applause. So you get to vote with your feet and hands.

Members of our music committee – chairman Bill Hoffman, Chic Bach, Mike Mudry, Steve Peitzman, Bob Rawlins, Jay Schultz, and Bill Wallace – are always looking for other trad jazz bands and performers who meet our high performance criteria. We seek top musicians even though we often need to pay them more. This is possible without raising ticket prices because we have many generous patrons and sponsors.

We also seek suggestions from our members, based on performances they have heard in our region and throughout the county on their travels. If you have ideas for future concerts, talk to someone on the music committee or send and email to the chairman, Bill Hoffman at bands@tristatejazz.org.

Bill Hoffman does all the booking and tries to keep the schedule balanced even though we can’t always please everyone. It’s a tough job to create of mix of different genres of traditional jazz: Dixieland, New Orleans, and swing bands are quite popular, but we also like ragtime, stride, and boogie-woogie piano, and other early jazz formats featuring guitar, banjo, violin, etc. At the same time, Bill needs to satisfy other criteria: alternate concerts between NJ and PA; feature our talented local musicians as well as out-of-town celebrities; include a mix of bands, small ensembles, and solo pianists; and feature various instrumentations.

Concert Details

Cynthia Sayer and her Sparks Fly Quartet

Haddonfield, NJ - August 17, 2014

THE HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA

Sunday, October 26, 2014 — 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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CREDITS

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.


Did you see the feature article about

TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY in

The Philadelphia Inquirer

on December 5, 2013? Click below to see it online:


Philly.com

Photos by Jim McGann

Photo by Paul J. Macatee, Jr.

29 Warwick Rd.

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

HADDONFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH