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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
The Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers Trio  - June 1, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - The Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers Trio will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. World-class stride pianist Neville Dickie, on tour from England, will be joined by the Delaware Valley's Midiri brothers for one of the most exciting trad jazz, stride and swing programs of the year. 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.


The Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers Trio

Neville Dickie - Piano, Leader
Joe Midiri - Clarinet, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet
Paul Midiri - Drums, Vibes, Trombone

A dynamic performer, Tri-State Jazz Society favorite Neville Dickie has sold out the house as a solo pianist and always receives standing ovations. Last year's collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Midiri Brothers produced what was surely one of Tri-State Jazz Society's most popular and entertaining events of the year. The trio is returning and this year's concert should again offer listeners a delightful blending of musical sensibilities.

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

Tri-State Jazz Society's New Jersey concerts are held in the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, located near the center of town, just south of Kings Highway on Warwick Road. The concerts are in Fellowship Hall, a large performance space with good acoustics and an excellent piano. It is wheelchair accessible, there is a free parking lot and the church is two blocks from the PATCO station. Complimentary refreshments are provided at intermission.


Background

A native of England's County Durham, Neville Dickie is among the most accomplished stride and boogie-woogie pianists on either side of the Atlantic - or as jazz authority Tex Wyndham suggests in his liner notes to Dickie's Eye Opener, he's "a world-class keyboard shark." A regular performer on BBC Radio, Dickie's made hundreds of appearances as a soloist or with his trio and is one of the few British jazz players to score with a hit single - "The Robins Return" - in 1969. He continues to be embraced by British jazz enthusiasts, and his 1975 album, Back to Boogie, has sold more than 100,000 copies. He's produced scores of records and can be heard on hundreds of jazz recordings including several recordings with French pianist Louis Mazetier. As John Featherstone writes in Storeyville, "Neville Dickie's devastatingly accurate left hand shows why, at any stride convention, he'll have a place reserved at the top table."

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.

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

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:
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Newsletter:
www.tristatejazz.org/strutter.pdf

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

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


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