Eddie Lang Day Philadelphia presented by Blackbird Society Orchestra and Tri State Jazz Society

The 10th Annual Eddie Lang Day

Eddie Lang ( born Salvatore Massaro 1902-33 ) was known as ” the Father of Jazz Guitar” during the mid 1920s and into the early 1930s before his sudden and tragic death. He would influence generations of guitarists to follow including Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, and others. He was featured in various bands like Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra, Jean Goldkette, Roger Wolf Kahn, Duke Ellington, and can be heard on hundreds of recordings with various vocalists and bands during the Roaring 20s.

Blackbird Society Orchestra – an 11 pc authentic 1920s jazz band will host the event. The band was founded in 1997 and performs from a collection of original stock charts and arrangements used by the bands of the day.

Established in 2010 by band leader Richard Barnes, Eddie Lang Day honors his contributions to the music world with an annual concert highlighting his music along with other familiar and forgotten 20s songs.

Proceeds from this event will go to Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Hospice Program.

Seating is general admission.

Tickets: $20 in advance or at the door. Online ticketing closes at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 25th.  Additional tickets are available at the door on the day of the event on a first come first served basis until the event sells out. Only cash will be accepted as payment for any tickets purchased at the door.

Discount Tickets for Tri-State Jazz Society members:

Tri-State Jazz Society members may purchase tickets for $10 (cash payment only) in advance in person at two TSJS shows:

  • Haddonfield, NJ on Sept 8th
  • Community Arts Center on Oct 13th

Tri-State Jazz Society members may purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event for $15


Tickets are closed for this event.