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.



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:

Dan Levinson’s Palomar Jazz Band

Haddonfield - August 23 - 2:00 - 4:30 pm


Dan Levinson and Swing Thing with Molly Ryan

“Milkman’s Matinee”


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

The Tri-State Jazz All-Stars

Sunday, July 12, 2020 — 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.



Photo by Aidan Grant

Dan Levinson's Palomar Jazz Band brings together the cream of New York City's flourishing hot jazz scene, resulting in a magical chemistry replete with creativity and excitement. These performers blend the raucous, freewheeling sounds of the Jazz Age with the alluring, hypnotic beat of the Swing Era.

See you in Haddonfield, NJ for this event August 23rd.


It’s been many months since we have seen our members at Tri-State Jazz Society concerts. I hope you have a good supply of recordings, including some new ones you have been adding to support your favorite bands. CDs are available from most of the band’s websites and you can connect to them from our “Links” tab at the top of this web page.

We know that most of you have a computer, tablet or smart phone because that’s how you get your concert notices and Strutter newsletters. Some of you may have also found ways to connect with friends and family through online meeting and video conference software like Zoom.

You may be wondering if there’s a way for TSJS to create a live online concert you can attend from home. It’s still too early to get a band together without risking their health, but as soon as it’s safe for them to perform in one room, we’ll consider offering an online concert. It may be as early as July 12 (the date of our now-cancelled All Stars concert). Stay well and keep in touch. We should have more information soon.

Sandy Catz

Further Down The Road:

Hot Club of Philly

Wallingford  - September 13 - 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Photo by Howard Pitkow

This gypsy jazz-inspired acoustic quartet founded in 2001, plays music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, a la the Hot Club of France. They last played for us in 2014.

See you in Wallingford on September 13th.