Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
PHILADELPHIA - Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at the Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. "As far as New Orleans music goes, you can't get more authentic than Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band. Ed and his lineup of stellar musicians left the Pennsylvania Jazz Society on their feet screaming MORE-MORE-MORE..." ~ Mike Kuehn, President, Pennsylvania Jazz Society. 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 Community Arts Center is less than a mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476 (the "Blue Route"). There's free parking. For information call (856) 720-0232 or visit: www.tristatejazz.org.
Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band
Ed Wise - Bass, Leader
Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band blew the roof off at Brooklawn in 2011 and wowed an enthusiastic Tri-State Jazz Society audience again at Silverside Church, in Wilmington, DE, in 2012, playing both traditional New Orleans favorites as well as less frequently performed jazz classics. This year's double encore promises to rattle the rafters of a whole new roof at The Community Arts Center.
recorded his first CD with the New Orleans Jazz Band in
2005 and featured his original and imaginative
arrangements of the traditional New Orleans literature for eight,
nine and ten-piece ensembles. This year's iteration of the band
will be a six-piece unit but will feature the same
seamless group plus bayou-hot solo work that define an Ed
The Community Arts Center, located near I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Five or six concerts a year, featuring traditional jazz bands and solo pianists, are presented in the main art gallery of the center. The piano is excellent, as are the acoustics, and the atmosphere is bright and congenial. Complimentary refreshments are served during intermission.
Wise began playing bass at 12, discovered jazz at 15, and started his
professional career at 17, performing with Arnett Cobb, Monty Alexander,
Harry “Sweets” Edison, and Herb Ellis among many others. He's been on
the music faculty at Loyola University and until a recent return
move to “The Big Easy” served as musical director for the
University of Pennsylvania's jazz ensemble. Relocating to
Philadelphia from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, he has served as a
member of the Tri-State Jazz Society board of directors and has
appeared at numerous jazz venues and festivals in and around
Philadelphia, the country, and the globe. In mid-2013 he returned to New
Orleans to perform more frequently with Pete Fountain, Connie
Jones, Banu Gibson, Tim Laughlin, and other New Orleans notables at
French Quarter Festival and JazzFest. Ed is always happy to return to
the Philly area for a homecoming performance.
Midiri, clarinet and saxes, is a co-founder of the popular Midiri
Brothers bands and has made both jazz and classical music the focus of
his life since graduating from Glassboro College in the mid 1980s. The
Midiri Brothers, after years of Tri-State area appearances,
and countless recordings, made their West Coast debut in
2002. Joe, with his brother Paul and their band, has appeared at
the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival, the Pismo
Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Fest and many other West Coast fests. He
has also performed at The Great Connecticut Jazz Festival, The North
Carolina Jazz Festival and at prestigious jazz clubs
coast-to-coast. His last appearance at Tri-State Jazz Society was with
British stride pianist Neville Dickie, surely one of the high points of
our last several years.
CONTACT: Sally Cannon
TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY
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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