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 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.

Looking Ahead:

Capital Focus Jazz Band

Wallingford - January 26, 2020  


Trick and Alderighi at Ragtime Extravaganza


“St. Louis Blues”


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

Wallingford Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

Photo by Cosimo Filippini  

Stephanie Trick is a Tri-State favorite - she last wowed the audience here in Haddonfield in April 2017. Today, she returns (finally!) with her husband Paolo Alderighi in a piano duo performance. They bring their fresh arrangements of songs from the Swing Era in a four-hands piano duo, and they currently have four albums together. Stephanie and Paolo are featured headliners at U.S. and international festivals and venues too numerous to list – so don’t miss this great concert in Haddonfield!


TSJS Co-sponsors Eddie Lang Day!
Wallingford Community Arts Center

Sunday, October 27, 2019

SPECIAL TIME 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Special pricing: $15 members, $20 general admission

Photo by Jim McGann

Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi, Piano Duo

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Concert Details

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Photo by CFJB

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!!  Mark your calendar for the 26th of January in Wallingford.