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Tri-State Jazz Society welcomes back British Pianist Neville Dickie with the Midiri Brothers - May 31, 2015 

PHILADELPHIA – Tri-State Jazz Society presents Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers Trio on Sunday, May 31, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at 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 of $10, payable at the door, is available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20; full-time students with IDs and children are free. There are no advance sales or reservations. The church is about 15 minutes from central Philadelphia via the Ben Franklin Bridge and parking is free. PATCO is nearby. For information see www.tristatejazz.org or call (856) 720-0232.


Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers Trio

Neville Dickie - Piano, Leader
Joe Midiri - Clarinet, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Baritone 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. Over the last two years, his collaborations with the internationally-acclaimed Midiri Brothers have produced what were surely two of Tri-State Jazz Society's most popular and entertaining events of each 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 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 grand piano. The church is wheelchair accessible, has a free parking lot and is only two blocks from the PATCO station. Complementary 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.

Video:

Neville Dickie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDR4ml0EX64

Midiri Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_upOpHMGr8
 


CONTACT: Robert J. Robbins
(610) 357-1222
E-mail: pub@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 in Haddonfield, NJ or Wallingford, PA except for December. The society is a non-profit educational corporation supported by its members.

Photos
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Photo credit: Jim McGann
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Photo credit: Jim McGann
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Photo credit: Jim McGann
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Photo credit: Jim McGann
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Photo credit: Jim McGann

Newsletter
www.tristatejazz.org/strutter.pdf

Directions
www.tristatejazz.org/directions-haddonfield.pdf

Concert Schedule
www.tristatejazz.org/schedule.pdf


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