Early Jazz:  Traditional New Orleans - Dixieland - Swing - Ragtime - Stride & Boogie Woogie Piano


Click the link below for a sample of the Original Cornell Syncopators’ music:

Christine” at the San Diego Jazz Festival 2017.

For video samples of Dixieland, Swing, and traditional Piano Jazz, click “Music” on the menu bar.

Monthly Concerts in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area


The virtual band in the masthead was assembled from some of Jim McGann’s best photos taken over several years. Left to right are Joe Midiri, Jim Fryer, Bria Skonberg, Franny Smith, Gary Cattley, and Ed Wise.


The annual meeting of Tri-State Jazz Society was held during the intermission at June 24, 2018 Haddonfield concert. The following current members of the Board of Directors were reelected to three year terms:

Additional board members with one-year terms and officers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 are:

Original Cornell Syncopators

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Mike Davis and the New Wonders

The Original Cornell Syncopators are on tour! The band has been building a reputation both locally in Ithaca and nationally with performances at regional jazz festivals. Now, they debut at TSJS, playing your favorite jazz and vaudeville tunes from the 1920’s and 30’s. The Syncopators' music includes repertoire from the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, the Georgians, the Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra, King Oliver, and many more!

Concert Details

Photo by OCS


Photo by Jane Kratcho

Welcome one of New York’s top trad jazz bands to their TSJS debut. This is a 7-piece band with cornet/trumpet, reeds, trombone, piano, guitar/banjo, bass sax, and drums.


Many memberships expired on June 30, 2018. 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 mail in a check with a membership form you can download and print here.

Basic membership is still only $20 per year per person, but please consider renewing at the Sponsor, Patron or Sustainer level. The board thanks you for your continuing support. See donor details here.


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