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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
Alex Hassan, Solo Piano Concert - March 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA - Alex Hassan, Solo Piano, will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, March 24 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Alex authentically recreates spirited, syncopated ragtime, early jazz and other popular musical styles of the 20's and 30's. 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 church is about 15 minutes from central Philadelphia via the Ben Franklin Bridge. There's free parking. For information call (856) 720-0232 or visit: www.tristatejazz.org.


Alex Hassan, Solo Pianist 

A Northern Virginian, Alex Hassan, performs the syncopated melodies of the Golden Age of popular American music of the not- too- distant yesteryear. Considered a leading performing authority on Novelty Piano, he uses his classical training and intense love of this musical style to bring the musical period of ragtime and early jazz back to life.


Haddonfield United Methodist Church

The Haddonfield United Methodist Church is located near the center of town, just south of Kings Highway on Warwick Road. Tri-State Jazz Society concerts are held in Fellowship Hall, a large performance space with good acoustics and an excellent piano. There is a free parking lot and the church is two blocks from the PATCO station.

Background:

As a performer, recording artist and collector of historic artifacts of early American jazz, ragtime and popular compositions featuring syncopated rhythms, Alex brings back the excitement of the music of the near past. As a leading authority on Novelty Piano, his collection of over 1600 piano solo 78 RPM recordings and 30,000 sheets of published melodies help to preserve and promote this wonderful syncopated music.   

Alex's performances at the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Scott Joplin Festival (Sedalia, MO), Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival (Boulder, CO), Piazza-On-The-Park (London), Stanford University, Smithsonian Institute, Player's Club (Manhattan), Toronto's McMichael Art Gallery, Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater and many other similar venues keep this musical style alive and growing. His performances before ragtime societies in major American cities and his 2007 all-novelty "Piano Rarities" concert in Husum, Germany
insure this happening.

Alex has recorded many CD albums. Four CD's were recently recorded in England by Shellwood Productions. They were hailed by the reviewer, in the British "Gramophone"
magazine, as among his favorite CD's of the year. Numerous other CD's are available and access to a youtube sampling of his work is available by visiting his website: http://noveltypiano.com/.
 


CONTACT: Sally Cannon
(856) 720-0232
E-mail: publicity@tristatejazz.org
Web: www.tristatejazz.org

TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY
P.O. Box 896
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Background:
Tri-State Jazz Society, formed in 1988, is dedicated to the preservation and live performance of traditional jazz including Dixieland, swing, ragtime, and boogie-woogie. All concerts are open to the public and feature leading professional small jazz bands and soloists. Monthly concerts are presented at venues throughout the Philadelphia area. The society is a non-profit educational corporation supported by its members.

Photos:
www.tristatejazz.org/pix/AlexHassan-2736x3648.jpg

Newsletter:
www.tristatejazz.org/strutter.pdf

Directions:
www.tristatejazz.org/Directions-Haddonfield.pdf

Concert Schedule:
www.tristatejazz.org/schedule.pdf


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