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.

Stephanie Trick

Stride & Ragtime Piano Concert

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

 Jerry Rife and his Rhythm Kings will give a Tri-State Jazz concert at Wallingford, PA on April 30, 2017


Stephanie Trick will give a solo piano concert at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church on April 9, 2017.

Two years ago, classically-trained Stephanie Trick made a sensational Tri-State debut in Wallingford, PA and this year she returns to Haddonfield, NJ with her unique interpretations of ragtime and stride masterpieces. With a swinging approach inspired by second-generation stride pianists such as Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton, and Dick Wellstood,  Stephanie has performed in many parts of the United States and Europe in a variety of venues.

Looking Ahead- A Second Concert in April


29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Photo by Paul J. Macatee, Jr.

   Photo by Jim McGann

Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings, who last appeared at TSJS in March, 2015, were inspired by the legendary early bands of New Orleans, most notably the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. From their first concerts in 1984 they were committed to a hot-jazz style of performance that is associated with post-World War II "revival Dixieland," a return to the roots of New Orleans jazz. Jerry Rife earned two degrees in music at Kansas State University before receiving a PhD in Musicology at Michigan State University. Dr. Rife teaches music history and directs the bands at Rider University and is also on the faculty at Westminster Choir College. He has been conductor and musical director of the 70- member Blawenburg Band since 1985.

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