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.

Red Hot Ramblers

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Ath the annual organization meeting of Board of Directors, the following officers were elected for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

President: Sandy Catz

Vice President: Chris Jones

Treasurer: Mike Mudry

Secretary: Dewaine Osman

The Board appointed Robert Robbins to serve a one-year term as a member of the Board.

Looking Ahead: Cocuzzi Courtet

The Tri-State Jazz Society will feature the Cocuzzi Courtet at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church on November 19, 2017. Co-leaders John and Kristy Cocuzzi are on tour from the 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.

   Photo by Red Hot Ramblers

The Red Hot Ramblers are an authentic 1920s jazz ensemble in every way. They exemplify red-hot syncopation, stompin' rhythms, and lyrical melodies associated with the Jazz Age.  The repertoire can extend before and after the 1920s from the early years in Jazz, such as New Orleans Dixieland and Ragtime, up to the swing era of the 1930s and 40s and even into the modern Second Line New Orleans parade style. The Red Hot Ramblers have been pleasing audiences in every type of venue, from concert halls to dimly-lit bars to swing dances to outdoor events/weddings.

Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, NJ 19086

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