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7/14/2019 Haddonfield


Sunday, July 14, 2019 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Danny Tobias lives for playing a cornet or trumpet. While his skills and repertoire embrace a variety of styles, he is best known for traditional jazz and swing, reproducing classic arrangements or uniquely improvising and composing. He has worked with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Davern, Warren and Allan Vache, Harry Allen, Howard Alden, John Bunch, Marty Napoleon, Greg Cohen, Derek Smith, David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band (on Wednesday nights at NYC’s Birdland, and in the band’s TSJS debut last April) and many other jazz legends. In addition to his appearances in concerts and festivals with the Midiri Brothers, Dan can also be heard performing with Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, having appeared regularly with both ensembles at TSJS. Danny has also led his own ensembles here, plus participation in the core bands of the TSJ All-Stars.

Dr. Bob Rawlins has appeared with several bands for TSJS (including his own Atlantic City Jazz Band), is Professor of Music Theory at Rowan University, serves as music advisor on the TSJS Board, and is the author of several books including Jazzology (jazz theory text), The Real Dixieland Book (a collection of 250 classic Dixieland tunes he compiled and edited while living in New Orleans), and Tunes of the Twenties (a fun book that tells the stories behind songs of the Jazz Age).


The church is located near the center of town, just south of Kings Highway on Warwick Road. Tri-State Jazz Society concerts are held in Fellowship Hall, a large performance space with good acoustics and an excellent piano. There is a free parking lot and the church is two blocks from the PATCO station.


29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

15 minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge

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Photo by Jim Macatee


Danny Tobias – Leader, Cornet, Trumpet

Dr. Bob Rawlins – Clarinet, Saxophones

Pat Mercuri – Guitar

Dr. Gary Cattley – Bass

Paul Midiri – Drums, Vibes, Trombone

The Tri-State Jazz All-Stars

Banjoist/guitarist Pat Mercuri is one of the area's most active freelance jazz musicians. As a member of Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, the Midiri Brothers’ and Ed Wise’s bands, he plays for TSJS frequently.

Dr. Gary Cattley is equally at home on bass and tuba, having appeared at jazz festivals across the country and as a guest soloist. He has also performed for TSJS as bassist with the Rhythm Kings and the Midiris.

Paul Midiri, who was featured on drums with his brother Joe and pianist Neville Dickie at TSJS just two months earlier, is a longtime TSJS regular who has been heard here with Danny Tobias, Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, and the sextet he co-leads with his reed-playing twin. In addition to the drums, Paul also plays trombone and vibes, and he is a most accomplished composer and arranger.


 $10 TSJS members - $20 general admission

Introductory offer: start a new first-time TSJS membership ($20): free admission to that concert

(Offer valid for first-time attendees and first-time members)

Free admission for students with current school ID, and younger children with paying adult.

Pay at the door - no advance sales or reservations