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

Monthly Concerts in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area


The virtual band in the masthead are, left to right, Joe Midiri, Jim Fryer, Bria Skonberg, Franny Smith, Gary Cattley, and Ed Wise. Photos by Jim McGann.


At the recent Board Meeting on June 25, 2019, the following Officers were elected for the fiscal year 2019-2020:

The following candidates were elected to one-year terms as Open Board Members.

The president 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 always, special thanks to all the Sponsors, Patrons, and Sustainers whose generous donations make it possible to present top bands and soloists for 2019-2020.



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 renew online or mail in a check with a membership form.

Basic membership is still only $20 per year per person, but please consider renewing at the Sponsor, Patron or Sustainer level - your tax-deductible gift would be greatly appreciated. See donor details here.

Looking Ahead:

Paris Washboard

Haddonfield - February 23, 2020  


Capital Focus Jazz Band at Grist Mill Park, Alexandria, VA 2017

“The Pearls”


For video samples of Traditional Jazz, Swing, and traditional Piano Jazz, click here.

The Capital Focus Jazz Band, led by jazz educator David Robinson Jr., returns to Tri-State Jazz (their fourth appearance!)  Since 1988, this nationally acclaimed Youth Learning Program of the Potomac River Jazz Club has provided promising young musicians with a grounding in the fundamentals of jazz, as well as specialized training in the traditional New Orleans styles and their offshoots. The CFJB has been a launching pad for many great contemporary performers, well-known to Tri-State audiences; artists including Peter and Will Anderson, Ricky Alexander, and Geoff Gallante. So come listen today to the stars of tomorrow!!

Capital Focus Jazz Band

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Concert Details

Photo by Paris Washboard

Paris Washboard debuts at Tri-State!  The band was founded in 1988, evolving from the rich tradition of European/international appreciation for 'modern American jazz' as it was originally experienced and played in the decades of the 1920's and 1930's.  They are international festival favorites, and recent U.S. engagements include Jeff and Joel’s House Party.  Don’t miss these outstanding performers in a rare U.S. Appearance!! Mark your calendar for February 23rd in Haddonfield.

Photo by CFJB

Wallingford Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086