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.


At the recent Board Meeting on June 25, 2019, the following Officers were elected for the fiscal year 2019-2020:

The following candidates were elected to one-year terms as Open Board Members.

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 2019-2020.

Buck-and-a-Quarter Quartet

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

The Buck and a Quarter Quartet makes its debut at Tri-State Jazz. Reedman John Bianchi leads this great New York based band. The "quartet" (actually a sextet) plays forgotten gems of the golden age of American popular music, as well as vintage-inspired originals. They play in their own category-defying style, described as "skiffle meets Cole Porter" and "what IS this?” mostly on strings. They've appeared at numerous venues, events and festivals, and now they're visiting us in Wallingford on October 13.


Photo by Neal Siegal


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 pay 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:

Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi, Piano Duo

Haddonfield - November 10, 2019  


Buck-and-a-Quarter Quartet at The Red Room in the KGB Bar - Jan 2018.

“Bye Bye Blackbird”


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

Wallingford Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086


TSJS Co-sponsors Eddie Lang Day!
Wallingford Community Arts Center

Sunday, October 27, 2019

SPECIAL TIME 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Special pricing: $15 members, $20 general admission

TSJS is co-sponsoring a special event when Richard Barnes returns with his 12-piece 1920s-30s jazz band Blackbird Society Orchestra to celebrate the 10th Annual Eddie Lang Day Philadelphia and charity fundraiser.

Eddie Lang (1902-33, born Salvatore Massaro) was known as "the Father of Jazz Guitar" due to his giving prominence to the guitar in the early 1920s and until his tragic and untimely death in 1933.

This year, proceeds from this charity fundraiser will go to Bryn Mawr Hospital's Hospice Program. Donations will also be accepted at the door.

Photo by Cosimo Filippini  

Stephanie Trick is a Tri-State favorite - she last wowed the audience here in Haddonfield in April 2017. Today, she returns (finally!) with her husband Paolo Alderighi in a piano duo performance. They bring their fresh arrangements of songs from the Swing Era in a four-hands piano duo, and they currently have four albums together. Stephanie and Paolo are featured headliners at U.S. and international festivals and venues too numerous to list – so don’t miss this great concert in Haddonfield!

Photo by Jim McGann