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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
Ethan Uslan Solo Jazz and Ragtime Piano - November 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - Ethan Uslan will play solo jazz and ragtime piano for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Garrison Keillor, from NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, says about Uslan: "If you listen to this guy's recordings, it's something different. It's just got a snap to it, played the way they ought to." 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:

Ethan Uslan Solo Jazz and Ragtime Piano

Ethan Uslan (pronounced "Yoo-slin") is one of the hottest names on the ragtime/traditional jazz scene today. The first place winner of the 2007 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest (Peoria, IL), Uslan has performed on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion as well as at various concerts and festivals nationwide. He studied classical piano as a child in South Orange, N.J. and later majored in classical piano performance at Indiana University. In the meantime, harboring a secret ragtime addiction, he complemented his classical piano studies by learning to play like Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and George Gershwin. He also developed formidable improvising skills while accompanying “Full Frontal Comedy” – an comedy troupe that staged live improvised musicals based on audience suggestions. 

After college, Ethan found his way to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he has enjoyed playing all over town and with the Charlotte Symphony. In addition to giving concerts and accompanying silent movie screenings, he has served as adjunct visiting lecturer of music at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has recorded three CDs as well several silent film scores on DVD. He is also being featured in the upcoming ragtime documentary The Entertainers. When not playing piano, Ethan and his wife, Kate, chase after their two little sons.

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

Tri-State Jazz Society's New Jersey concerts are held in the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, located near the center of town, just south of Kings Highway on Warwick Road. The concerts are in Fellowship Hall, a large performance space with good acoustics and an excellent piano. It is wheelchair accessible, there is a free parking lot and the church is two blocks from the PATCO station. Complimentary refreshments are provided at intermission.

You can visit Ethan Uslan, and enjoy video clips of him in action, at his website:

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 Wayne St. John
Photo by Bobby Cochran
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