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


Click the link below for a sample from the Big Band era, one of the popular styles of early jazz we feature at our monthly concerts:

Blackbird Society Orchestra - Paul Whiteman's "Louisiana"”

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

Monthly Concerts in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area


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.


If you are interested, please  please contact Chris Jones at vp@tristatejazz.org.

Richard Barnes Blackbird Society Orchestra

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead:Neville Dickie

and the Midiri Brothers

Richard Barnes’ Blackbird Society Orchestra returns to Tri-State as Philadelphia's premier 1920’s Hot Jazz / Dance Orchestra, dedicated to the preservation of the music of "The Jazz Age" and "The Roaring 20's." The core 13-piece BSO will perform the first set, and an augmented 22-person BSO "Paul Whiteman Tribute Band" will offer rare re-creations of the music of legendary bandleader and “King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman in the second set. An added treat: Vince Giordano, renowned NYC bandleader and music historian, joins the BSO for this concert. Come early; it's sure to be a sell-out!

World-class British pianist Neville Dickie rejoins TSJS veterans Joe and Paul Midiri for the sixth straight year! Neville is among the most accomplished stride and boogie-woogie pianists on either side of the Atlantic. Performing regularly on BBC Radio, he has made hundreds of appearances as a soloist or with his trio, and can be heard on hundreds of jazz recordings. Joe and Paul Midiri have made both jazz and classical music the focus of their lives since the mid-1980s, and have recorded with everything from trios to big bands. Past Dickie-Midiri TSJS shows have set attendance records, so come early to get a seat!

Concert Details

Photo by  Richard Barnes

Photo by Jim McGann

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033