Wallingford Concert 3/11/2018



 $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

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Conservatory Classic Jazz Band

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.

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

Washington, DC’s Conservatory Classic Jazz Band, led by cornetist and jazz educator Dave Robinson, returns to TSJS for the first time in five years. Consisting of some of the finest DC-based performers in the traditional jazz genre, the CCJB specializes 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.


Leader Dave Robinson has performed and toured with the top DC-area traditional and swing bands for over three decades, including the Storyville Seven (leader), Sheiks of Dixie, Sunshine Skiffle Band, Manassas Festival Jazzers, Pontchartrain Causeway New Orleans Jazz Band, Royal Blue Orchestra, Doc Scantlin's Imperial Palms Orchestra, New Columbia Swing Orchestra, Radio King Orchestra, SingCo Rhythm Orchestra, and Hal's Bayou Jazz Band. Earlier in his career, Dave gigged with such swing era veterans as Maxine Sullivan, Billy Butterfield, Steve Jordan, Johnny Blowers, and Bob Haggart. He has performed at the White House, the Capitol, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, New York's Rainbow Room, Preservation Hall, Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and Blues Alley. Dave has toured the Pacific Northwest with the Boilermakers Jazz Band and has been heard at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, on National Public Radio, and in various film soundtracks.

Brian Priebe’s trombone and vocals may be found in a wide variety of settings, from trad jazz, big band, and salsa to rock, symphonic and German groups. He is a veteran of Orquesta Pachanga, the Salt Lake Good Time Jazz Band, the Utah Chamber Orchestra, the Last


Dave Robinson – Cornet, Trumpet, Bass Trumpet, Leader

Brian Priebe – Trombone, Vocals Gary

Gregg – Reeds

Jeff Reynolds – Guitar, Banjo

Dan Hall – Bass

Brian Alpert – Drums, Washboard


Click the links to view on the YouTube website and then click the back arrow of your web browser to return to this TSJS web page.

“(Back Home Again In) Indiana” at the Potomac River Jazz Club (2017): https://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=kayH9k3Ko2w

“Tiger Rag” at Potomac River Jazz Club (2016): https://www.youtube.com/wat ch ?v=fH2KcMN5ZYQ

Photo by Paul J. Macatee Jr.


For more about about the band and to hear samples of recordings visit their website at: http://ccjazzband.com

Chance Jazz Band, and the String of Pearls Orchestra, with whom he did three national tours. He currently tours with the Bay Street Brassworks and performs locally with the Bumper Jacksons and Yamomanem. Brian is also a prize-winning alphornist, and serves on the faculty of the North American Alphorn Workshop in the Rocky Mountains of Utah. As an operatic tenor, Brian has appeared as The Count in The Marriage of Figaro at Lincoln Center. Brian was the vocal jazz director at Westminster College in Utah, and currently serves as music director at a church in DC.

Reed man Gary Gregg grew up listening to the rollicking show bands in Las Vegas, then as a teenager performed traditional jazz with the Desert City Six and the Red Onion Jazz Band in Phoenix. Since then he has spent a lifetime studying the styles of the great early New Orleans clarinetists as well as the swing-era clarinet and tenor masters. Gary is one of the most versatile reed players on the DC scene, able to conjure up reed legends as diverse as Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Illinois Jacquet, and Lester Young within his own exciting approach to the music. Over the past 30 years Gary has been heard with the top DC-based trad jazz, swing, big band, and R&B groups, including the Federal Jazz Commission, Clarinet Connection, Storyville Seven, Hot Jazz, Doc Scantlin's Imperial Palms Orchestra, New Columbia Swing Orchestra, Radio King Orchestra, SingCo Rhythm Orchestra, Red Hot Swinging Johnsons, Swing's the Thing, and Chaise Lounge.

Jeff Reynolds plays violin, guitar, banjo and mandolin with a variety of jazz and western swing groups in the DC area, including the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Oklahoma Twisters, Red Hot Rhythm Chiefs, and Stolen Moments. He has also performed with the Hot Club of DC, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Doc Scantlin's Imperial Palms Orchestra, the Woodshedders, Laissez Foure, Sunshine Skiffle Band, the Arcadians, and Yamomanem. Jeff is comfortable in settings ranging from trad jazz to contemporary jazz, big band and small-group swing, folk, western swing, and gypsy jazz.

Bassist Dan Hall’s extensive performing experience crisscrosses the country as well as many musical genres. His bass has been found in numerous symphony orchestras from Nevada to Maine, and in groups ranging from small-group jazz and big bands to salsa bands, show bands, and chamber groups. In Maine, Dan performed in a trio with legendary jazz guitarist Lenny Breau. He played the live Lawrence Welk Show in Branson, Missouri for seven years, followed by two years in Les Brown's Band of Renown. Dan currently keeps busy in pit orchestras for shows at the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, Studio Theater, Signature Theater, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, and the Hippodrome, and plays big-band swing in the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. Dan’s bass can be heard on Pete Fountain’s CD Big Band Blues.

Drummer Brian Alpert has performed at festivals, clubs and events across the U.S., Canada and Hong Kong. His diverse background includes playing western swing with Rounder recording artists Cowboy Jazz and Hall of Famer Maryann Price; delta blues with guitarist Bob Margolin of the Muddy Waters band; rock with guitar icons Tom Principato and Jimmy Thackery; and jazz with Mose Allison, Danny Gatton, Tim Eyermann, Big Nick Nicholas, the Creole Gumbo Jazz Band, and many others. Brian currently occupies the drums chair in the DC-based vintage big band, Doc Scantlin’s Imperial Palms Orchestra, and Washington’s premier western swing ensemble, the Oklahoma Twisters.


The Community Arts Center, located in Wallingford near

I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Traditional  jazz bands and solo pianists are presented five or six times a year in the Art Center’s fully accessible Duke Gallery, a 3100 square foot space that boasts an excellent grand piano, good acoustics, soaring ceilings, and beautiful light.



414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

One mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476