Sun May 20 - Dave Kosmyna's Original Downhome Jass Band

This powerhouse lineup ... Dave Kosmyna cornet, Erik Greiffenhagen reeds, Chris Smith tbn, James Dapogny piano, + Pete Siers drums ... pulled together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1917 recording of the Original Dixieland Jass Band One Step that's widely recognized as the first jazz recording.

We sponsored this band at the last OMEA Conference to thank and entertain our music educators. Hear 'em cookin' on "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" ...

And we love our members + friends just as much as much as we love our music educators, so we're bringing them back in our "regularly schedule programming!"


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!


... Make ANOTHER WHOLE SWINGIN' WEEKEND of it!

Sat May 19 - The Quick Stop

All day Lindy Hop event by SwingColumbus

Featuring lessons from inspiring instructors, plus an evening dance with live music! All the info here.
(“The Quick Stop” is a dance move in Lindy Hop, most often seen in a swing out.)
Instruction 11-5 at the Ohio Theatre,
Dance 8:30-11 at Awaken Church with live music by Red Light Roxy - a perfect fit for The Quick Stop, as their song book includes a mix of upbeat jazz standards, jump blues, swing, boogie-woogie and a dash of old-school R&B. Their familiar song selection was made famous by legendary performers like Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Brown, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong.

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 HOLD these DATES for the FALL!

Sep 16 - Stay tuned for the band! at the Clintonville Woman's Club
Oct 7 -   Sunset Stomp JB at the Clintonville Woman's Club
Nov 18 - Fall Harvest Charity Event ... Cakewalkin' JB, Cincy River Rats & more! at the Makoy Center.
Please mark the dates - lookin' like another HOT autumn in Central Ohio, I can feel it comin' on!

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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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      – 2018 Membership! –

2018 Membership is now available, and 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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