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Wallingford Concert 6/2/2019

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Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Perennial Tri-State favorite Ben Mauger once again brings his Vintage Jazz Band for a raucous afternoon of traditional jazz and Dixieland favorites. The Vintage Jazz Band will play old-time hot jazz from the 1920s-'30s as well as NYC-style swing revival jazz made famous in the '50s and '60s, plus a selection of Gatsby-era dance numbers that'll have you wishing you could shimmy like your sister Kate.

Trombonist Bob Peruzzi's favorite gig is playing traditional jazz with the likes of Ben Mauger and Bob Kreitz, in both the Vintage Jazz Band and ten-piece Roaring 20's Orchestra, at venues such as TSJS, Bethlehem Musikfest, Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, Washington, DC's Potomac River Jazz Club, the Bookstore Speakeasy in Bethlehem, PA, and the former Hot Steamed Jazz Festival in Connecticut.

One of TSJS' most familiar faces, reed master Bob Rawlins makes the latest of multiple appearances at TSJS, having led the Annual All-Star Sessions for the last few years, as well as his own Atlantic City Jazz Band (featuring his wife Nancy, a keyboardist and vocalist). Bob is a professor of music theory at Rowan University and is the author of several books on jazz including the theory textbook Jazzology and The Real Dixieland Book, a collection of 250 classics he compiled and edited while living in New Orleans. Bob's most recent publication is Tunes of the Twenties.

A professional pianist for nearly a half-century, Reading’s Bob Kreitz has a preference for Dixieland, ragtime, and traditional jazz. In addition to the Vintage Jazz Band, Bob plays with Ben Mauger’s 10-piece Roaring Twenties Jazz Orchestra and leads the Pretzel City


Ben Mauger - Cornet, Trumpet, Leader

Bob Peruzzi - Trombone

Bob Rawlins - Reeds

Bob Kreitz - Piano

Chuck Oettel - Banjo, Guitar

Larry Bortz - Drums

Photo by Jim McGann

Dixieland Jazz Band. He has performed at many traditional jazz festivals and societies, including TSJS, PA Jazz Society, Potomac River Jazz Club, the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival of CT, and FL's SunCoast Jazz Club. Bob has accomplished his long-standing goal of playing both Broadway and Bourbon Street, in addition to many venues in between.

Chuck Oettel, guitar and banjo, has been performing professionally for 45 years. Chuck got his start in Lancaster, then spent some time playing on the Southern Gospel circuit before returning to Lancaster. Chuck performs with a number of groups in the area, playing jazz, gospel, Dixieland and big band styles.

Drummer Larry Bortz hails from Shillington, PA (just west of Reading). Larry has been working behind that drum set for over 50 years. He is also a regular member of Reading's famed Pretzel City Dixieland Jazz Band, and has been performing with the Vintage Jazz Band since 2010.


The Community Arts Center, located in Wallingford near

I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Traditional  jazz bands and solo pianists are presented five or six times a year in the Art Center’s fully accessible Duke Gallery, a 3100 square foot space that boasts an excellent grand piano, good acoustics, soaring ceilings, and beautiful light.


414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

One mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476


For more about Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band, visit their website at: http://www.benmaugersvintag


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 $$10 TSJS members - $20 general admission

Introductory offer: start a new first-time TSJS membership ($20): free admission to that concert

(Offer valid for first-time attendees and first-time members)

Free admission for students with current school ID, and younger children with paying adult.

Pay at the door - no advance sales or reservations