Haddonfield 5/17/20

Neville Dickie & The Midiri Brothers

Sunday, March 15, 2020   2:00 - 4:30 PM


World-class stride pianist Neville Dickie, on his sixth encore tour from England, will rejoin the Tri-State Jazz veterans Joe and Paul Midiri for the seventh straight TSJS season in what promises to be one of the most exciting trad jazz, stride and swing programs of the year.


A native of England's County Durham, Neville Dickie is among the most accomplished stride and boogie-woogie pianists on either side of the Atlantic - or as jazz authority Tex Wyndham suggests in his liner notes to Dickie's "Eye Opener," he's "a world-class keyboard shark." A regular performer on BBC Radio, Dickie's made hundreds of appearances as a soloist or with his trio and is one of the few British jazz players to score with a hit single - "The Robins Return" - in 1969. He continues to be embraced by British jazz enthusiasts, and his 1975 album, "Back to Boogie," has sold more than 100,000 copies. He's produced scores of records and can be heard on hundreds of jazz recordings including several recordings with French pianist Louis Mazetier  As John Featherstone writes in Storeyville, "Neville Dickie's devastatingly accurate left hand shows why, at any stride convention, he'll have a place reserved at the top table."


Neville Dickie – piano

Joe Midiri – clarinet, saxophone

Paul Midiri – drums

Photo by  Jim McGann


The Community Arts Center, located in Wallingford near

I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Traditional  jazz bands and solo pianists are presented five or six times a year in the Art Center’s fully accessible Duke Gallery, a 3100 square foot space that boasts an excellent grand piano, good acoustics, soaring ceilings, and beautiful light.


For more information about Nevile Dickie visit his website at:

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“The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise”

“All By Myself”


  Member admission is $10, general admission is $20.

Introductory offer - start a new, first-time TSJS annual membership ($20) at the door and receive free admission to this concert (this offer is not applicable to renewing or reactivating membership.)  

Full-time students with ID and children
accompanied by a paying adult are free.

There are no advance sales or reservations.

Dancing is welcome at all performances

Joe and Paul Midiri have made both jazz and classical music the focus of their lives since they graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in the mid-1980s.  With Joe on clarinet and saxophone, and Paul on vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, drums and  trombone, they have recorded with everything from triosto big bands featuring the arrangements of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and the Dorsey Brothers, as well as Paul's original arrangements and compositions. After nearly a decade of Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City gigs, the Midiris made their west coast debut in 2002 and have since been featured at many California festivals including the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Pismo Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Fest, the Redwood Coast Music Fest, and the Sun Valley Swing-n-Dixie Jazz Jubilee. They've also performed at the Great Connecticut Jazz Festival and the North Carolina Jazz Festival as well as at countless jazz clubs coast-to-coast. They are crowd favorites at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, at Ocean County College and at TSJS venues throughout the Philadelphia area. In March of 2016, Paul appeared at TSJS in a triple-threat mode (vibes, trombone, and drums) with trumpeter Danny Tobias, who returned as a member of the Midiris' own sextet the following November.  


29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

15 minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge

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