Wallingford Concert 4/7/2019


 $10 First-timers and members of Tri-State Jazz Society

$20 General Admission

High school and college students with IDs and

younger children with a paying adult are free

Pay at the door - No advance sales or reservations

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David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band (also known as the Gully Low Jazz Band) has appeared nationally and internationally in varied settings - currently in the nineteenth year of its open-ended weekly Wednesday evening engagement at New York City's Birdland. The band has also been featured at Lincoln Center's Midsummer's Night Swing, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y, Lionel Hampton's New Orleans-style funeral procession, and at four appearances at Scotland's Nairn International Jazz Festival. The band's guest musicians have included Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, and blues great Big Joe Turner, whose recording with the band, one of five it has made, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1986.


Raised in Swarthmore, PA, David Ostwald began studying piano at age seven and tuba at eleven. Solely a classical musician until his junior year at the University of Chicago, David formed his first jazz band at that time, inspired by the heart of America’s greatest art form. Since 2000, his Louis Armstrong Eternity Band has been engaged in an open-ended weekly Wednesday run at New York City’s Birdland. For many years, David and the Gully Low Jazz Band (predecessor to his current ensemble) have presented jazz education programs for children at Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist" and "Reel to Real" series and at the Louis Armstrong House in Corona, Queens for its "Pops is Tops" program. He has also written extensively about jazz music and serves on the board of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

A 1985 graduate of Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey), TSJS veteran and cornetist/trumpeter Danny Tobias has


David Ostwald – Leader, Tuba

Danny Tobias – Trumpet

Ricky Alexander – Clarinet, Saxes

Jim Fryer – Trombone

Vince Giordano – Banjo, Guitar

Alex Raderman – Drums

Photo by  LAEB

worked with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Davern, Warren and Allan Vache, Harry Allen, Howard Alden, John Bunch, Marty Napoleon, Greg Cohen, Derek Smith and many other jazz legends. In addition to his appearances in concerts and festivals with the Midiri Brothers (who have performed in Danny’s TSJS concerts), Dan can also be heard performing with Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, having appeared with both ensembles at TSJS. In New York City he often plays with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks at the Iguana, subs for Jon-Erik Kellso at the Sunday night jams of Greenwich Village’s Ear Inn, and also plays at Mona’s on Tuesday evenings.

Another TSJS favorite, trombonist Jim Fryer, who has previously appeared at TSJS with banjoist/vocalist Cynthia Sayer and twice with clarinetist Dan Levinson, currently resides in New York City, where he is one of the busiest brass men and a featured performer with the

Titan Hot Seven Jazz Band and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. In his travels he has shared the stage with Doc Cheatham, Kenny Davern, Butch Thompson, Dave Brubeck, Slide Hampton, Milt Jackson and Rosemary Clooney.

NYC-based clarinetist and saxophonist Ricky Alexander, who specializes in early jazz, made his TSJS debut with Mike Davis’ New Wonders band this past January in Haddonfield. Ricky performs regularly at both prestigious jazz clubs and hip nightlife venues with The New Wonders, Terry Waldo, The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra, Dandy Wellington band, and many more. He will be cutting his premier record as a leader later this year.

Multi-instrumentalist Vince Giordano’s (in addition to banjo and guitar, Vince plays bass, tuba, and bass sax) passion for music from the 1920s/30s and the artists that made it began at age 5, when he discovered his grandmother’s Victrola. He has amassed an amazing collection of over 60,000 band arrangements, vintage 1920s and 30s films, 78 RPM recordings and jazz-age memorabilia. Giordano sought out and studied with important survivors from the period: Paul Whiteman’s hot arranger Bill Challis and drummer Chauncey Morehouse, as well as bassist Joe Tarto among others. Giordano’s passion, commitment to authenticity, and knowledge led him to create a sensational band of like-minded players, the Nighthawks. For over 40 years, Vince Giordano has single handedly kept alive a wonderful genre of American music that continues to spread the joy and pathos of an era that shaped our nation. Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks can be heard every Monday and Tuesday at Iguana NYC.

For the past several years, drummer Alex Raderman has performed with The Hot Sardines, in addition to appearing at the Greenwich Village venue Smalls with his guitarist brother Sam.


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 David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, visit their website at:


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