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.

Richard Dowling - Ragtime Pianist

Sunday, August 20, 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: Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

Richard Dowling will present a Scott Joplin program in memory of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death. Reviewers praise him as a “master of creating beautiful sounds with impeccable control of colors and textures,” and as “a musician with something to say, the skill to say it and the magnetic power to make you want to listen.” This is his debut with Tri-State Jazz Society.

Community Arts Center

414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

Photo by Peter Schaaf

Dan Levinson brings his Roof Garden Jass Band to the Tri-State Jazz Society on September 24th at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church in Haddonfield, NJ, 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

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