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.

Richard Barnes & the

Blackbird Society Orchestra

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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


Richard Barnes will bring his Blackbird Society Orchestra to Wallingford, PA on March 12, 2017.

Richard Barnes’ 13-piece Blackbird Society Orchestra is a 1920s Hot Jazz/Dance Orchestra dedicated to the preservation of the music of the Jazz Age, the Roaring 20s, the Gatsby Era, Flappers, Prohibition, Gangsters, Model A’s, and the invention of the American art form known as ”Jazz.”  For the second half of this performance Barnes will be leading an expanded, 22-piece ensemble (the largest ever at a TSJS performance) to re-create the music of legendary bandleader and “King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman.

Looking Ahead


414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

Photo by Blackbird Society Orchestra

Photo by Paul J. Macatee, Jr.

Two years ago, classically-trained Stephanie Trick made a sensational Tri-State debut in Wallingford, and this year she returns to the TSJS in Haddonfield 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 (as well as the original Harlem ticklers James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, and Fats Waller), and one that includes boogie woogie and blues from the late ’20s, Stephanie has performed in many parts of the United States and Europe in a variety of venues, including the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Italy, the Breda Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the Arbors Records Invitational Jazz Party, the Sacramento Jazz festival, and the international Stride and Swing Summit in Boswil, Switzerland.  The 2012 recipient of the prestigious Kobe-Breda Jazz Friendship Award, she has also played for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Concert Details