Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
PHILADELPHIA - The Midiri Brothers Sextet will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. This concert will be at the Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. Joe Midiri on clarinet and twin brother Paul on vibraphone head one of the country's top swing-era bands. Half-price admission is $10, available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20. High school and college students with IDs and children accompanied by a paying adult are free. Pay at the door; there are no advance sales or reservations. The Community Arts Center is less than a mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476 (the "Blue Route"). There's free parking. For information call (856) 720-0232 or visit: www.tristatejazz.org.
The Midiri Brothers Sextet
Joe Midiri - Clarinet, Saxophones, Co-leader
The Community Arts Center, located near I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, has become a favorite Tri-State Jazz venue. The piano is excellent, as are the acoustics, and the atmosphere is bright and congenial. Tri-State Jazz Society continues to present a number of band and solo piano concerts in the main gallery of the center as part of the center's expanded music program.
Joe and Paul Midiri have made both jazz and classical music the focus of their lives since they graduated from Glassboro State College in the mid 1980s. With Joe on clarinet and saxophone, and Paul on vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, drums and trombone, they have recorded with everything from trios to big bands featuring the arrangements of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and the Dorsey Brothers as well as Paul’s original arrangements and compositions.
After nearly a decade of Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City gigs, the Midiris made their west coast debut in 2002 and have since been featured at many California festivals including the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Pismo Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Fest, the Redwood Coast Music Fest, and the Sun Valley Swing-n-Dixie Jazz Jubilee. They've also performed at the Great Connecticut Jazz Festival and the North Carolina Jazz Festival as well as at countless jazz clubs coast-to-coast. They are crowd favorites at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, at Ocean County College and at Tri-State Jazz Society venues throughout the Philadelphia area.
More information about the band is on their Web site, www.midiribros.com,
where sample tracks from many of their CD's are available,
including "Trees," "A Shaw Thing," "In The Garden" and "Finger
Bustin." You might also enjoy their video from the 2010 Suncoast
Dixieland Classic Festival, Clearwater FL, on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBUkkAelTHU#t=0s.
Mercuri - Guitar: Pat has played frequently for Tri-State Jazz Society,
not only with the Midiri Brothers but also with Ed Wise and his New
Orleans Jazz Band and Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings. He is one of the best
jazz guitarists on the East Coast.
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