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.

Dave Posmontier’s Dixie Kings

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Sue Keller, Solo Ragtime Piano

Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

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.

Sue Keller makes her Tri-State debut on February 11, 2018 in Haddonfield. Sue is an American ragtime, blues and jazz pianist and singer. Versatile in many musical styles, she concentrates on vintage jazz and ragtime. In 1992, Sue established Ragtime Press to publish rags by little-known composers, and the HVR label to document her music. She was the festival Artistic Director for the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation from 2003 through 2009. Sue was honored with the foundation's 2010 Scott Joplin Award for distinguished lifetime achievement and support of ragtime.

Dave Posmontier - Leader, piano

Stan Slotter - Co-leader, trumpet, cornet

Dave Brodie - Bass

Grant MacAvoy - Drums

Pat Mercuri - Banjo, guitar

Bob Butryn - Clarinet

Fred Scott - Trombone