Jams! April 10 - May 8 - June 12


Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers

Sunday Mar 17, 2 - 5 pm

Clintonville Woman's Club

COHJS has been keeping hot jazz live & local since 1981. We've done 200+ events over 38 years, and to start 39 we’re pleased to serve up New Orleans-style hot jazz performed at its finest by one of the COHJS's favorite bands from the Dayton area: Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers. In addition to delighting jazz and music lovers both at home and abroad, the band has developed an enthusiastic following in the swing dance community and is in demand for dance events throughout the region. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! Check out a couple clips from the last time they came over here -

Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers first hit the stage in the late 1980's reintroducing the great jazz of the 20's and 30's, quickly developing a devoted fan following across the country and abroad. They've played in major music venues such as the Elkhart Jazz Festival and the Davenport Bix Festival and have toured over seas at the request of their fans. Come on out and share their love of the giants of jazz and the schools and styles of New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Kansas City and San Francisco. Sit back and be entertained by America's greatest musical genre as only the Classic Jazz Stompers could present it.

The Band: Led by Dave Greer on tenor guitar & banjo, with Erik Greiffenhagen and Greg Dearth on reeds, Chris Moore on cornet, and Bill Gemmer, trombone. The rhythm section is Jim Leslie on drums, Brian Cashwell playing piano, and Chris Berg on string bass.


▶ Up Next ◀

April 7 - Ragtime Rick & the Chefs of Dixieland
June 2 ... Stay tuned for the band - workin' on it!

At the Clintonville Woman's Club, 2 - 5 pm.




Open Trad Jazz Jam + Dance

Wed April 10, 7:30 - 11 pm

also May 8 + June 12

Our open community jam and dance is back at our new digs
the Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson St Cbus 43202 in the Old North.
Thanks to our friends at SwingColumbus and CBal for helping out + joining in.

As always 100% FREE and open to the public!

Bring your instrument if you would like to join us on stage for a while, or bring your dancing shoes if you'd like to come and social dance. Either way, we'll be playing from 7-11! Sign-ups for musicians begin at 7, and we'll have fake books and tablets with songs on them ready to go for you. Here's a taste of the night -

NEW PLAYERS, please feel free to bring your instrument and join us for a low-pressure and learning-friendly set right at 7:30. This first set of the night will feature songs that are friendly for beginners, and backed by seasoned pros.

Hit up our Learn+Play It page for some tips on how this works, links to fake books and lead sheets, and more.

Interested but not sure if it's for you? Go here for videos of jams, how it works, + more info.


~ Your Membership Support Matters! ~

We could sure use your support to hire these musicians + the venue! Please consider joining or renewing RIGHT NOW ONLINE or at the door. Your membership support is VITAL to making COHJS events happen, and offering decent compensation to the musicians who learn + share this great music. Door admissions usually cover maybe 35-45% of the cost of a show. Most of the rest comes from memberships, + a bit more from The Columbus Foundation grant and Ohio Living's sponsorship.

For $20 a year you get $5 off the regular show admission and our newsletter - - but what you really get is doing your bit to keep hot jazz and dance live + local!


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Thank you so much for your generosity at our Fall Harvest Festival & Charity event. We ... you! delivered 78 pounds of food to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen+Pantry in Franklinton.

Thank you!


Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber is a Proud Sponsor of Hot Jazz + Dance, Live and Near Home! For more about our senior living + services, please call 614.228.8888 or visit www.OhioLiving.org


The Columbus Foundation website

COJHS is grateful for the generous support of The Columbus Foundation Community Arts Fund and the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.


The Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation 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.
We LISTEN, PLAY, + DANCE to it, especially LIVE and NEAR HOME!

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