North Side Jazz Band is Back!

      Sunday Sept 10, 2-5 pm at the Makoy Center

North Side Jazz Band

The North Side Jazz Band is among the area's best-loved hot jazz shows, and in our opinion they've been way too hard to find lately, so we decided to do something about that. We're very pleased indeed to kick off our new season with this great band at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, from 2-5 pm on Sunday, Sept 10.

Playing the Traditional/Classic hot jazz and dance music of the 1920s and '30s, the band specializes in the delightful songs extracted from the time period before WW-II for both listening and dancing. Their repertoire includes the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy Carmichael, and Jack Teagarden. Titles like "Everybody Loves My Baby" "Basin Street Blues" and "Caravan" are among the mix offered.

Personnel: David Steele- tuba; Phil Stone- cornet; Dave Pfeiffer- clarinet; Bob Butters- trombone; Larry Nusser- piano; Aaron C. Jackson- banjo & guitar; and the irrepressible Tommy Swisher on drums. Vocals by Phil Stone, Aaron C. Jackson, David Steele, and Dave Pfeiffer.


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.

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Next up ... put these dates on your calendar!

Sunday, Oct 8 - Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band at the Clintonville Woman's Club in Columbus.


Sunday, Nov 19 Fall Harvest Festival of Bands and Charity Event at the Makoy Center, Hilliard -
Ray Heitger's Cakewalkin' Jass Band, Cincy River Rats, and the OSU Trad & Swing Combo.


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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      – 2017 Membership! –

2017 Membership is still available, and we could sure use your support to pay these musicians. 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 ... it is to us the happiest music in the world! We listen, play, + dance to it.

(c)2012-2017, Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society