Early Jazz:  Traditional New Orleans - Dixieland - Swing - Ragtime - Stride & Boogie Woogie Piano


Click the play button below for a sample of Dixieland, which is one of the most popular styles of early jazz we feature at our monthly concerts:

Independence Hall Jazz band plays “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

For video samples of Dixieland, Swing, and traditional Piano Jazz, click “Music” on the menu bar.

Monthly Concerts in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area

Recent Tri-State Jazz Concert Photos

Atlantic City Jazz Band


The virtual band in the masthead was assembled from some of Jim McGann’s best photos taken over several years. Left to right are Joe Midiri, Jim Fryer, Bria Skonberg, Franny Smith, Gary Cattley, and Ed Wise.


If you recently renewed your membership or you became a member after March 1, 2016, you will be able to attend all concerts at half price until June 30, 2017. Thank you for supporting Tri-State Jazz Society.

All other memberships expired on June 30. Please consider renewing at our next concert on July 24 in Haddonfield, NJ or August 21 in Wallingford, NJ. If you don’t plan to attend one of these concerts, please renew by mailing a check with a renewal form. Basic membership dues are $20 for individuals; $40 for couples.


We hope you will consider renewing at the Patron or Sponsor level. Yearly dues for Patrons are $100 or more ($120 for couples). Sponsors dues are $50 ($70 for couples). Printed copies of the Strutter are mailed to Patrons and Sponsors on request. A special recognition event is being planned for Patrons and Sponsors for next spring.

If you have already renewed as a basic member, you can upgrade to Sponsor for $30 or Patron for $80 whether your basic membership is for an individual or couple. Your donations enable us to bring in top bands from this region and beyond without raising admission prices.

For information about new memberships, benefits and options, please click the Membership tab of the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Concert Details

Photo by Atlantic City  Jazz Band


Mike Mudry, Chic Bach and Sandy Catz were re-elected to three-year terms as directors of Tri-State Jazz Society at the annual membership meeting on June 26. It was held during intermission of the final concert of our 2015-2016 fiscal year.


Photos by Paul J. Macatee, Jr.

TSJS Annual Jam Session

Wallingford, PA - June 26, 2016

29 Warwick Rd.

Haddonfield, NJ 08033


Chic Bach (piano), Bill Nixon (violin), Bob Rawlins (sax), Brian Nalepka (bass), Danny Tobias (trumpet), Franny Smith (banjo), Steve Bonaventua (banjo), Paul Midiri (vibes), Rich Barnes (guitar)

Chic Bach

Bob Rawlins

Mac Given

Danny Tobias

Bill Nixon

Franny Smith

Janney Murtha

Nancy Rawlins

Jean Lenke

Selina Higgins

Brian Nalepka, Steve Faha, Bob Rawlins

Steve DiBonaventura, Rich Barnes

Photos by Jim McGann

Skip Livingston

Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers

Haddonfield, NJ - June 5, 2016

Photos by Jim McGann

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.