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

Recent Tri-State Jazz Concert Photos


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.

Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band

Wallingford, PA - October 16, 2016

The Midiri Brothers Sextet

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Photo by Lynn Redmile

Our next concert will be Barbone Street Jazz Band on January 15 in Wallingford, PA. Clarinetist Steve Barbone leads one of the area’s best and most experienced Dixieland bands. It has become the busiest trad jazz group in the Delaware Valley.

Photos by Paul J. Macatee, Jr.


As usual, there is no concert in December to give everyone more time to spend with their families during the holidays.

Our first concert of the new year will be on January 15, 2017 at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. Come hear the Barbone Street Jazz Band, led by clarinetist Steve Barbone.

Steve learned his craft up-close-and-personal in the 1940s-‘50s from now legendary artists such as Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Sidney Bechet, Ben Webster, Mugsy Spanier and Billie Holiday. In 1996, recognizing a revived interest in and appreciation for the musical styles he grew up with and played as a young man, Steve gathered a roster of Philly’s best and most experienced Dixieland/swing players to form what has surely become the busiest trad jazz group in the Delaware Valley. Although the personnel has changed slightly over the years, Barbone states that the band is united by their common goal of exploring the roots of jazz.

The Barbone Street Jazz Band most recently performed for Tri-State Jazz Society in May, 2015 at Haddonfield, NJ.

Looking Ahead

29 Warwick Rd.

Haddonfield, NJ 08033


Photo by Jim McGann

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