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:

The Atlantic City Jazz Band

Haddonfield - April 19, 2020  


Adam Swanson at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO 2012

Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag”


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

Adam Swanson returns to Tri-State! He is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, and has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary and Switzerland.

Adam Swanson

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Concert Details

Photo by Jim McGann

Welcome the return of the Atlantic City Jazz Band!! Tri-State favorites, the ensemble specializes in the music that swept the nation when the first jazz recordings were issued in 1917. The members are seasoned players who love the traditional style and deliver it in an energetic fashion. But their repertoire goes well beyond that, featuring the prime output of the skilled Tin Pan Alley composers who dominated music through the 1930s and beyond. Their repertoire is always growing and includes pieces as old as Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton rags as well as pop tunes of the jazz era by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.

Mark your calendar - April 19th in Haddonfield so come out for a real trad jazz treat!

Photo by  Adam Swanson

Wallingford Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086