"Joe Midiri is one of the great swing clarinetists of the past 30 years ... also an excellent alto-saxophonist" "Paul Midiri is an inventive swing vibraphonist, a colorful drummer and a fine trombonist."  - Scott Yanow

As many know, my association with Joe and Paul Midiri goes back to Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, NJ, where we met, in the 1970's, and formed our first musical group. We have had our own musical paths/careers, with many (and sometimes prolonged) intersections along the way. Back in the day, the Brothers led a very popular big band and sextet, first in the Atlantic City casinos (and greater area) in the 80's and 90s, then breaking into the tradition minded national jazz festival circuit moving into the 2000's, securing many loyal followers (which you'll get a sense of by searching for videos of them on YouTube, which are copious, and almost all posted by fans!). When I joined the touring group for a few years in the mid-2000's, we revived the trio, to the point of recording a 30 year (at the time) reunion CD: "The Other Brother" (message me if you are interested in a physical copy). Fast forward to the present, and the 50(!) year anniversary of forming our original teenage group, as we dedicate ourselves to continuing to find new spaces with this fun configuration that, frankly, never grows old. This page has been created to highlight the original trio, still going (or still crazy) after all these years.  :)

The embedded video above is an archived livestream of a concert at the Mainstay, in Rock Hall, MD, on July 5, 2024. Move in on the timeline 8 minutes to begin. 


See the Midiri band full schedule here: http://midiribros.com