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


Click the play button below for a sample of Dixieland, which is one of the most popular styles of early jazz we feature at our monthly concerts:

Independence Hall Jazz band plays “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

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.

Cocuzzi Courtet

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Dave Posmontier’s Dixie Kings

Co-leaders John and Kristy Cocuzzi are on tour from California. They have taken the classic jazz world by storm. John is a master of the piano, while Kristy plays amazing clarinet and sax. They both do vocals; Kristy has a passionate sultry voice and they bring lyrics to life through dynamic vocal interpretations of songs from the great composers and song stylists of the 1930's, 40's and beyond, taking audiences on fantastic musical journeys. Jack Hegyi will be on bass; Harry Himles, on drums.

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 19086

The Tri-State Jazz Society will feature Dave Posmontier and his Dixie Kings at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA on January 7, 2018.  Tri-State members know Dave Posmontier as a renowned keyboard artist who has performed and recorded with many jazz artists – including Christian McBride, James Moody, Chris Potter, Grover Washington Jr., David "Fathead" Newman, and Johnny Hartman. Here is another side of Dave's talent – becoming interested in traditional jazz in the 1990’s, he formed the Dixie Kings with trumpeter Stan Slotter. Dave brings the Dixie Kings septet to Tri-State to celebrate the true New Orleans Mardi Gras style. The band includes many of the same local musicians who were members of the well-respected Ed Wise Jazz Band under bassist Ed Wise.

There is no concert in December, but...

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