Early Jazz:  Traditional New Orleans - Dixieland - Swing - Ragtime - Stride & Boogie Woogie Piano


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.


The annual meeting of Tri-State Jazz Society was held during the intermission of the June 2, 2019 concert in Wallingford, PA. It was called to order by president Sandy Catz. The following current members of the Board of Directors were elected unanimously to three year terms:

The president announced that the Society currently has 426 members, not including new members and renewals added at the June 2 concert. He expressed appreciation for the support of our members and the continuing efforts of the Board and the many other volunteers who produce and promote our monthly concerts.

As the fiscal year draws to a close on June 30, the financial condition remains strong, with income from concerts, memberships, donations and grants exceeding expenses. Copies of the annual financial report can be provided on request to treasurer, Robert Lowe.

Special thanks to all the Sponsors, Patrons, and Sustainers whose generous donations made it possible to present top bands and soloists this year and to book a full program of outstanding performers for 2019-2020.

Tri-State Jazz All Stars

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead:

Dalton Ridenhour - Solo Piano

An annual tradition, this year in Haddonfield, a core band of top performers from some of our favorite bands will jam together on familiar  tunes you’ve heard all of your life.

Musicians and attendees rank Tri-State Jazz All-Star Jams among the best. The core quintet consists entirely of TSJS veterans assembled and directed by trumpeter and perennial TSJS favorite Danny Tobias, who will call tunes from the traditional Dixieland through swing eras and invite musicians (some of whom seldom have the opportunity to play together) to sit in with the core ensemble as the concert progresses.

Concert Details

Photo by Jim McGann

See New York based jazz pianist Dalton Ridenhour in his solo TSJS debut. He performs stride, ragtime and early jazz with Vince Giordano, Dan Levinson, Mike Davis and other top New York bands. Mark your calendar for August 11th in Wallingford for an enjoyable afternoon.


Photo by Lynn Redmile

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033


Many memberships expire on June 30, 2019. If your membership card shows a past expiration date, please renew at the next concert. If you are not planning to attend the concert, please mail in a check with a membership form you can download and print here.

Basic membership is still only $20 per year per person, but please consider renewing at the Sponsor, Patron or Sustainer level. The board thanks you for your continuing support. See donor details here.