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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
Annual Jam Session - June 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - The Tri-State Jazz Society presents its annual Dixieland Jam Session on Sunday, June 29  from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at the Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. A core band led by Bob Rawlins, and featuring traditional jazz professionals Randy Reinhart, Franny Smith, Brian Nalepka, and Alan Hubbell, will be on hand to back up jammers who are invited to sit in. 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:

Jam Session Core Band

Bob Rawlins - Clarinet, Saxophones, Leader
Randy Reinhart - Cornet
Franny Smith - Banjo, Vocals
Brian Nalepka - Tuba, Bass
Alan Hubbell - Drums

Tri-State Jazz Society honors one of the enduring traditions of jazz with its annual jam session: any musicians so moved will be invited to sit in with the “house band.” Last year’s event was a huge foot-stomping success and drew rave reviews. This year, music professor, hot reed player, and Tri-State Jazz Society board member Bob Rawlins will head a core group of top New York and Philadelphia jazz regulars. The music will include standards and traditional Dixieland favorites.

Wallingford Community Arts Center

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. 


Bob Rawlins led last year’s Tri-State Jazz Society jam session and played with Ben Mauger's Vintage Dixieland Jazz Band and his Roaring '20s Jazz Orchestra at the TSJS September 2013 concert and with the Atlantic City Jazz Band in November. A professor of music theory at Rowan University, he is the author of several books on jazz including Jazzology and The Real Dixieland Book, a collection of 250 classic Dixieland tunes he compiled and edited while living in New Orleans. 

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.

Photo by Paul J. Macatee Jr.
Photo by Tri-State Jazz Society
Photo by Tri-State Jazz Society
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P.O. Box 896
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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