CONCERTS

6/4/2017 - Haddonfield

Neville Dickie

and the Midiri Brothers

The trans-Atlantic trio is back for their fifth annual TSJS blow-out concert. It promises to be one of the most exciting trad jazz, stride and swing programs of the year. They have set attendance records in past years, so come early for a good seat.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Background

A native of England's County Durham, Neville Dickie is among the most accomplished stride and boogie-woogie pianists on either side of the Atlantic - or as jazz authority Tex Wyndham suggests in his liner notes to Dickie's "Eye Opener," he's "a world-class keyboard shark." A regular performer on BBC Radio, Dickie's made hundreds of appearances as a soloist or with his trio and is one of the few British jazz players to score with a hit single - "The Robins Return" - in 1969. He continues to be embraced by British jazz enthusiasts, and his 1975 album, "Back to Boogie," has sold more than 100,000 copies. He's produced scores of records and can be heard on hundreds of jazz recordings including several recordings with French pianist Louis Mazetier As John Featherstone writes in Storeyville, "Neville Dickie's devastatingly accurate left hand shows why, at any stride convention, he'll have a place reserved at the top table."

Joe and Paul Midiri have made both jazz and classical music the focus of their lives since they graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in the mid-1980s. With Joe on clarinet and saxophone, and Paul on vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, drums and trombone, they have recorded with everything from trios to big bands featuring the arrangements of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and the Dorsey Brothers, as well as Paul’s

HADDONFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The church is located near the center of town, just south of Kings Highway on Warwick Road. Tri-State Jazz Society concerts are held in Fellowship Hall, a large performance space with good acoustics and an excellent piano. There is a free parking lot and the church is two blocks from the PATCO station.

CONCERT ADMISSIONS

 $10 First-timers and members of Tri-State Jazz Society

$20 General Admission

High school and college students with IDs and

younger children with a paying adult are free

Pay at the door - No advance sales or reservations

HADDONFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

15 minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge

Map Directions

MORE ON THE WEB

“Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie” video by Neville Dickie (2008): https://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=ndAtEgHTiGo

Neville Dickie’s website: http://nevilledickie.com/

Midiri Brothers website: http://www.midiribros.com/mai n.php

WATCH NOW

“The World is Waiting for the Sunrise,” a Benny Goodman tune that Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers performed for Tri-State Jazz in Haddonfield, NJ on June 1, 2015. Recorded for TSJS by Jack Adams.

Click on image to start video. If you have a fast computer and Internet connection click in the lower right corner to expand view to full screen.

Photos by Paul J. Macatee, Jr.

BAND PERSONNEL

Neville Dickie – piano, leader

Joe Midiri – clarinet and saxophones

Paul Midiri – drums, vibraphone, trombone

Photo by Jim McGann

original arrangements and compositions. After nearly a decade of Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City gigs, the Midiris made their west coast debut in 2002 and have since been featured at many California festivals including the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Pismo Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Fest, the Redwood Coast Music Fest, and the Sun Valley Swing-n-Dixie Jazz Jubilee. They've also performed at the Great Connecticut Jazz Festival and the North Carolina Jazz Festival as well as at countless jazz clubs coast-to-coast. They are crowd favorites at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, at Ocean County College and at TSJS venues throughout the Philadelphia area. In March of 2016, Paul appeared at TSJS in a triple-threat mode (vibes, trombone, and drums) with trumpeter Danny Tobias, who returned as a member of the Midiris’ own sextet the following November.