Wallingford Concert 11/5/2017



414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

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


 $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

Map Directions


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.

Red Hot Ramblers

Welcome back Philadelphia’s Red Hot Ramblers

under the direction of trombonist Larry Toft.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Photo by TSJS

Larry Toft’s Red Hot Ramblers, who last performed for TSJS in Haddonfield in July, 2015 with the identical personnel for this gig, make their Wallingford debut with their infectious Gatsby-era style jazz. The Red Hot Ramblers are an authentic 1920s jazz ensemble in every way, exemplifying red-hot syncopation, stomping rhythms, and lyrical melodies associated with the Jazz Age. Their snappy on-stage appearance will make you think you stepped back in time to the Roaring '20s.

Trombonist Larry Toft is an alumnus of Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music, where he was a pupil of Tyrone Breuninger, former Associate Principal Trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as trombonist Luis Bonilla of NYC's Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Larry also plays with the Balkan- and klezmer-influenced West Philadelphia Orchestra, and is in general demand as an all-around trombonist and baritone horn player in the Philadelphia area.

A 2005 Temple graduate, trumpeter Adam Hershberger, whose teachers included Terell Stafford, Dan Monaghan, Greg Kettinger, and Jaleel Shaw, has previously performed for TSJS with the Perseverance Jazz Band. For the past decade, Adam has been very active in the Philadelphia region, playing gigs and teaching music full-time in addition to booking the West Philadelphia Orchestra.

Paul Butler is a spirited clarinetist, passionate teacher, and gifted improviser whose music can be heard worldwide both via live performance and on numerous recordings. He is an alumnus of Mansfield University and a certified Music for People teacher, leading

Band Personnel

Larry Toft - Trombone, leader

Adam Hershberger - Trumpet

Paul Butler - Clarinet

Evan Cory Levine - Guitar, banjo, vocals

Dan Nosheny - Tuba

Chad Brown – Drums


For more about about the Red Hot Ramblers visit webiste:

 https://www.gigmasters.com/20s -band/red-hot-ramblers.


Click the following links to view videos of Red Hot Ramblers 2014 performances on the YouTube site:

“Red Hot Ramblers”

https://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=8COWgA1Hcxc

“That’s a Plenty” https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=3-urt6K3DHk

improvisation for self-expression workshops and appearing as guest soloist with the Jersey Shore Pops and the Haddonfield-based Symphony In C, for which he has also served as a Teaching Artist. Most recently, Paul was a member of the inaugural team of Teaching Artists for the "El Sistema"-inspired Play On Philly!

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Evan Cory Levine, when not playing rhythm for the Red Hot Ramblers, can be found leading his own ensembles and in solo performances locally and nationally. The Philadelphia native also records in his own studio, often using audio equipment of his own design and construction.

Dan Nosheny is also a native Philadelphian and multi-instrumentalist who can be heard on tuba, sousaphone, and accordion. His musical affiliations span the gamut from the West Philadelphia Orchestra to the Johnny Cash tribute band Three Men and Three Women in Black. Dan has performed with native Philadelphia jazz legends McCoy Tyner and Christian McBride, and he composes and performs as the anagrammatic "Neon and Shy."

Chad Brown has also performed for TSJS in Wallingford with the Perseverance Jazz Band, and he is a regular drummer and percussionist for the West Philadelphia Orchestra and the Hoppin' John Orchestra, which has appeared regularly at Center City's Chris' Jazz Cafe.