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.

Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers

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


The Annual Meeting of the Tri-State Jazz Society will be held at the intermission of the June 4 concert.  The agenda will primarily include the election of Directors.  The following are nominees for Director to serve three-year terms:

Bill Hoffman – currently Director, Band Liaison, Chair of Music Committee

Bob & Nancy Rawlins, currently Directors, Music Committee and Board Secretary

Sally Cannon, currently Director, Manage of Refreshments and Online Publicity

Steve Peitzman, currently Programs Editor, is nominated to serve a 1 year unexpired term replacing Rabbi Louis Kaplan, who is stepping down after 5 years of service on the board.

Nomination from the floor will also be accepted.

Looking Ahead- Tri-State Jazz All-Stars


29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

   Photo by Jim McGann

World-class British pianist Neville Dickie will rejoin TSJS veterans Joe and Paul Midiri for the 5th straight year at Haddonfield United Methodist Church in what promises to be one of the most exciting trad jazz, stride, and swing programs of the season.

A native of England's County Durham, Dickie is among the most accomplished stride and boogie-woogie pianists on either side of the Atlantic. The Midiris have made both jazz and classical music the focus of their lives since the mid 1980s, and have recorded with everyone from trios to big bands featuring the arrangements of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and the Dorsey Brothers. They have performed extensively in the Philadelphia, New York, and Atlantic City areas and have been been featured at many festivals across the country.

Past Dickie-Midiri TSJS shows have set attendance records. Come early to get a seat!

On July 9, 2017, our concert will feature the Tri-State Jazz All-Stars at the Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA.

Tri-State Jazz Society Music Advisor and Board Member Dr. Bob Rawlins leads an all-star band of Tri-State Jazz favorites for this traditional Dixieland concert. Bringing together top performers from various bands to jam is a long annual tradition at TSJS. The results are always exciting. Performers inspire each other and listeners can expect to hear original ensemble and solo improvisations.

This year Randy Reinhart (trumpet and trombone) will be coming from NYC and Ed Wise (bass) will be coming all the way from New Orleans. Many of our members will remember Ed from his years in Philly as bandleader after Hurricane Katrina, when he served TSJS as Board Member and Music Advisor. Returning local all-stars Bob Rawlins (leader and reeds), Franny Smith (banjo and vocals) and Paul Midiri (drums and trombone) will complete the core band. Guest artists have been invited to sit in with the band, contributing further variety and spontaneity to the concert. Don’t miss this special event!

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