Early Jazz: Traditional New Orleans -
Monthly Concerts in the Philadelphia Tri-
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.
OFFICER AND BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS
At the recent Board Meeting on June 25, 2019, the following Officers were elected
for the fiscal year 2019-
The following candidates were elected to one-
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-
HAS YOUR MEMBERSHIP EXPIRED?
Basic membership is still only $20 per year per person, but please consider renewing
at the Sponsor, Patron or Sustainer level -
Ragtime and Early Jazz Pianist
Paris Washboard at Jeff and Joel’s Houseparty Branford, CT 2018
“There'll be some changes made”
For video samples of Traditional Jazz, Swing, and traditional Piano Jazz, click here.
A French jazz group devoted to the revival of traditional jazz, Paris Washboard was founded in 1988, evolving from the rich European/international appreciation for “modern American jazz” as it was first experienced in the decades of the 1920's and 1930's following World War I. Today the ensemble’s unique sound is comprised of just four instruments: clarinet, trombone, piano and washboard. Listeners will be sure to note the band's originality and capacity for variety of stylistic sonorities. The worldwide success of Paris Washboard since 1988 demonstrates that this kind of group, absolutely peerless in the trad jazz world, is bringing something new in a jazz style that originated in the earliest years of the genre. The quartet combines conviviality, youthful enthusiasm, humor, professionalism, and exceptional musical individualities – all to perform a rich and still enlarging repertoire from the 1920s and 1930s, inspired by giants such as James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and including even original compositions.
Don’t miss these outstanding performers in a rare U.S. Appearance!! Mark your calendar for February 23rd in Haddonfield.
Sunday, February 23, 2020 -
Photo by Adam Swanson
Adam Swanson returns to Tri-
Treat yourself to a wonderful Spring outing in Wallingford on March 15th.
Photo by Paris Washboard Washboard
The Paris Washboard concert is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.