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


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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.

Dalton Ridenhour - Solo Piano

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Dalton Ridenhour makes his solo-piano debut with Tri-State today.  He has previously been heard here with Dan Levinson's Roof Garden Jass Band and Mike Davis' New Wonders Jazz Band. Dalton has been a student of the ragtime and stride piano traditions since an early age and is featured at many ragtime and early jazz festivals.  Dalton performs locally and internationally with various groups including Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks, The Lovestruck Balladeers, Naomi and Her Handsome Devils, Mona's Hot Four, Goodbye Picasso, and the afore-mentioned Dan Levinson and Mike Davis..

Concert Details

Photo by Jim McGann

On September 8th at Haddonfield, Richard Barnes' Blackbird Society Orchestra (the "BSO") returns to Tri-State as Philadelphia's premier Hot Jazz / Dance Orchestra, dedicated to the preservation of the music of "The Jazz Age" and "The Roaring 20s."  It's a real treat to see a big band; the BSO consistently draws our largest audiences and set admissions records at Wallingford and Haddonfield in 2017 and 2018. It's sure to be a sell-out!

This concert has been made possible by funds from the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


Photo by Lynn Redmile


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 pay 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.


Wallingford Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

Looking Ahead:

Richard Barnes’ Blackbird Society Orchestra