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


Click the link below for a sample of the Dixieland style of Jazz:

Al Harrison’s band performs a “Dixieland Medley”  (Princeton, 2007)

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 at June 24, 2018 Haddonfield concert. The following current members of the Board of Directors were reelected to three year terms:

Additional board members with one-year terms and officers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 will be elected at the board meeting in July.

Tri-State Jazz All-Stars

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band

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 Dr. Bob Rawlins, 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

Photo by Gary Spector

Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today. She is praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times. Cynthia returns to Tri-State with her quintet, the Joyride Band. Prepare to be enchanted by her electrifying, swing-based performances and captivating stage presence. Join us in Haddonfield on August 19th for this event.

Wallingford Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086


Many memberships expired on June 30, 2018. 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.