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.

Conservatory Classic Jass Band

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Richard Barnes

Blackbird Society Orchestra

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band, led by cornetist and jazz educator Dave Robinson, makes a return visit to TSJS from its home in Washington D.C. The band consists of some of the finest DC-based performers in the traditional jazz genre. They specialize in the New Orleans and Chicago styles plus small-group swing, featuring the music of such legends as W. C. Handy, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Eddie Condon.

Richard Barnes’ Blackbird Society Orchestra returns to Tri-State as Philadelphia's premier 1920’s Hot Jazz / Dance Orchestra, dedicated to the preservation of the music of "The Jazz Age" and "The Roaring 20's." The core 13-piece BSO will perform the first set, and an augmented 22-person BSO "Paul Whiteman Tribute Band" will offer rare re-creations of the music of legendary bandleader and “King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman in the second set. An added treat: Vince Giordano, renowned NYC bandleader and music historian, joins the BSO for this concert. Come early; it's sure to be a sell-out!

Concert Details

Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

Photo by  Conservatory Classic Jass Band

Photos by Richard Barnes