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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
The Barbone Street Jazz Band - January 12, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - The Barbone Street Jazz Band will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Clarinetist Steve Barbone will lead one of the Delaware Valley’s best-known and hardest-swinging musical groups for an afternoon of hot Dixieland Jazz. Half-price admission is $10, available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20. High school and college students with IDs and children accompanied by a paying adult are free. Pay at the door; there are no advance sales or reservations. The church is about 15 minutes from central Philadelphia via the Ben Franklin Bridge. There's free parking. For information call (856) 720-0232 or visit:

The Barbone Street Jazz Band

Steve Barbone - Clarinet, leader
Cindy Vidal - Trombone
Sonny Troy - Guitar
Mike Piper - Drums
Adam Hershberger - Trumpet
Jonathan Davenport - Bass

Steve Barbone has been playing clarinet for 60 years and has shared a stage with, among others, jazz legends Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Yank Lawson, Walter Bishop Jr., Gene Schroeder, Roswell Rudd, Sidney Bechet, Thelonious Monk, Bob Haggart, Pee Wee Erwin and Miff Mole. He's been a mainstay in New York, Philadelphia and European Jazz Clubs including Nick’s, Eddie Condon’s, The Savoy, the Cinderella Club, the Melody Lounge, the Stuyvesant Casino, Ortlieb’s Jazz Haus, Le Cave, the JazKeller and the Vieux Colunbier.
Cindy Vidal has been a professional jazz musician for more than 15 years. She has a master's degree in music, with a trombone major, from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, plays regularly in the pit orchestras at the Walnut Street and Prince Music Theaters, and has toured with Barry Manilow. She also has a great singing voice!
Well-known on the Philadelphia jazz scene, Sonny Troy has been playing jazz guitar for 60-odd years. He made his first record at age 11 with Frankie Avalon--who was playing trumpet at the time. As a teenager, Sonny played  in Las Vegas with Louis Prima before joining Peggy Lee for an extended tour of the West Coast. He's worked with the Harry James Band, toured with Fabian, and eventually returned east to play lead guitar on the Mike Douglas Show. He's Bobby Rydell’s and Frankie Avalon’s first-call guitarist for local gigs.
Drummer Mike Piper's father, Ray Charles' tour drummer, bought him his first drum set when he was 6. Mike cut his teeth on rock and roll before moving on to become a 35-plus-year regular on the jazz scene. He was with Paul Grant’s New Orleans Swing at the Showboat Casino and has been energizing Barbone Street since 2008.

Trumpeter Adam Hershberger and bassist Jonathan Davenport are members of Philadelphia's Perserverance Jazz Band. According to veteran Steve Barbone, "Both of these men are in their 20s and are fine examples of the new blood that is interested in the hot jazz of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, et al. The Perseverance Jazz Band has been performing for 3 years at swing dances, parties, weddings and various clubs/restaurants. They have developed a growing audience of young people who listen and dance to our kind of music. They are both EXCELLENT jazz musicians and I am pleased to be working with them in both Barbone Street and in Perseverance Jazz Bands." 
You can learn more about the Barbone Street Jazz Band, and hear samples of them in action at:

To hear Adam and Jonathan in action, go to:

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

The Haddonfield United Methodist 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.


Clarinetist and leader Steve Barbone learned his craft up-close-and-personal in the 1940s-‘50s from now legendary artists such as Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Sidney Bechet, Ben Webster, Mugsy Spanier and Billie Holiday. As of early 2014, he's had what amounts to a 70-year love affair with jazz.
In 1996, recognizing a revived interest in, and appreciation for, the musical styles he grew up with and played as a young man, Steve gathered a roster of Philly’s best and most experienced dixieland/swing players to form what has surely become the busiest trad jazz group in the Delaware Valley. For a while, Barbone Street was performing over 200 gigs a year, a schedule that rivals a touring rock band’s, but their present tour schedule has been whittled down to a mere 100 or so engagements!  Although the personnel for their kick-off-the-new-year concert for Tri-State Jazz Society has changed from the original 1996 band, to say that the present group has, in musical jargon, “cred” is an understatement.  

CONTACT: Sally Cannon 
(856) 720-0232

P.O. Box 896
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Tri-State Jazz Society, formed in 1988, is dedicated to the preservation and live performance of traditional jazz including Dixieland, swing, ragtime, and boogie-woogie. All concerts are open to the public and feature leading professional small jazz bands and soloists. Monthly concerts are presented at venues throughout the Philadelphia area. The society is a non-profit educational corporation supported by its members.




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