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


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.

Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Ath the annual organization meeting of Board of Directors, the following officers were elected for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

President: Sandy Catz

Vice President: Chris Jones

Treasurer: Mike Mudry

Secretary: Dewaine Osman

The Board appointed Robert Robbins to serve a one-year term as a member of the Board.

Looking Ahead: Red Hot Ramblers

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

29 Warwick Road

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Dan Levinson brings his Roof Garden Jass Band to the Tri-State Jazz Society to re-create the style of the Original Dixieland Jass Band and the earliest sounds of recorded jazz.  2017 is being observed as the centennial year of commercially recorded jazz music, and the Roof Garden Jass Band is a celebration of that milestone.

Funding for this concert has been made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State through the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, the designated arts agency of Camden County.

   Photo by Edward Ohr

The Tri-State Jazz Society will feature the Red Hot Ramblers at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA on November 5, 2017. The Red Hot Ramblers are an authentic 1920s jazz ensemble in every way. They exemplify red-hot syncopation, stompin' rhythms, and lyrical melodies associated with the Jazz Age.  The repertoire can extend before and after the 1920s from the early years in Jazz, such as New Orleans Dixieland and Ragtime, up to the swing era of the 1930s and 40s and even into the modern Second Line New Orleans parade style. The Red Hot Ramblers have been pleasing audiences in every type of venue, from concert halls to dimly-lit bars to swing dances to outdoor events/weddings.

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