~ Community Hot Jazz Open Jam + Dance! ~

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Wed July 25, 7-10:30 - King Avenue 5, 945 King Ave, Cols

The venue:

Come on out for some real live summer fun - listen, dance, grab your axe + give it a shot on the bandstand. Here's the spot:

King Ave 5 jam location

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  Fall Shows:

Sep 16 - North Side Jazz Band, 2-5 at the Clintonville Woman's Club - A great favorite that's been playin' altogether way too hard to get lately, so we're doing something about that! David Steele tuba, Phil Stone cornet, Bob Butters tbn, Dave Pfeiffer clar, Larry Nusser piano, and the irrepressible, irreplaceable Tommy Swisher on drums.

Oct 7 -   Sunset Stomp Jazz Band, 2-5 at the Clintonville Woman's Club - A powerhouse band that's played from Europe to Florida to Sacramento, and a few places in between.

Nov 18 - Fall Harvest Charity Event back at the Makoy Center!
Cakewalkin' Jass Band - powerhouse territory band headed up by Ray Heitger out of Toledo,
Cincy River Rats - a high-energy new band with a bunch of Cincy Conservatory cats, and
The Buckeye Tailgaters - A band full of well-known heavy hitters- Jim Garee leading on trumpet, Vaughn Wiester of the FJO blowin' his 'bone, Larry Nusser (North Side JB) on piano, Tommy Swisher (also North Side) drums, Sid Townsend (High St Stompers) on bass, and a reedman whose identity is so far above my security clearance ... stay tuned.

Please mark these dates! Lookin' like another HOT autumn in Central Ohio, I can feel it comin' on!

And check out our More Hot Jazz page for music & dance til then!


Curious about Hot Jazz and what the COHJS does? Check out our Recent Events page for a good look at + listen to the music and dancing that we love and share around Central Ohio.


Come on out! Listen ~ dance ~ catch up with friends old + new ... bring family + friends too!
$20, or $15 COHJS Members. SwingColumbus + students $10; Music educators + music students FREE!

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      ~ Membership! ~

We could sure use your support to hire these musicians + the venue! Please consider renewing or joining at the door, and enjoy the member's price that same day!
About half of our support comes from memberships.

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COJHS is grateful for generous support from the Columbus Foundation Community Arts Fund and the Ingram-White Castle Foundation for our 2017-18 season.

The Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enjoying and sharing traditional American jazz of the early 20th century. Comes in many styles and called by many names – traditional jazz, Dixieland jazz, classic jazz, hot jazz, New Orleans style jazz ... or San Francisco, Chicago, Kansas City, New York style jazz ... the happiest music in the world! We listen, play, + dance to it.

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