Sunday Oct 7, 2 - 5 pm - Sunset Stomp Jazz Band

At the Clintonville Woman's Club

A powerhouse band from Indiana that's played from Europe to Florida to Sacramento, and a bunch of places in between. They don't get over this way too often so don't miss this great sound!
Here they are working for the Naptown Stomp Lindy Hop Society:

This group gets around! Recently up at Grugelfest, and regional events like Decatur's Juvae Jazz Fest and the Suncoast Jazz Classic in Florida. They do dance events like Naptown Stomp Lindy Hop Society, and at the IU and Rose-Hulman swing dance clubs.

They came together in 2010 and take their name from the often-overlooked Satchmo tune, The Sunset Stomp Cafe.

The band: Robin Hopkins on banjo + co-leader, Kathleen Miller- vocals + co-leader; Larry McWilliams- trumpet; Bill James- clarinet; Dan Hughey- trombone; Mike Lucas- piano; John Valdez- drums; Jesse Wittman- bass.
... Or get over to the band's website for more.

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~ Wed Sep 26, 7-10 - Community Open Jam + Dance ~

Free Admission for All - Musicians, Dancers, Fans

King Avenue 5, 945 King Ave, Cols

We did 2 of these things this summer - great turnout + tons o' fun. Check this stuff out -

So we're going for another! Please do come by and check it out - play a little, swing a little!
We could use ALL the SUPPORT we can get - we need to spend a little more dough there to keep this thing free! Food + drinks are good and reasonable.

  • - FREE for EVERYONE - come to play, come to dance, come just check it out!
  • - Musicians ... anywhere on your learning curve - beginners learn beside pro's, pro's pay it forward!
  • - Dancers + fans - plenty of room to swing out or hang out.
  • - If the turnout's big like last time, we'll set up 'jam bands' in 30-40 minute sets.
  • - Beginners' set at 7:00 sharp. Hit up our NEW LEARN+PLAY page for starter info + tips.
  • - To get some common tunes on the bandstand, get this FREE + legal Creole Jazz Band fakebook.
  • - Please pass the word ... we're hoping to make these happen regularly!
  • - Let us know you're coming, and your instrument - OhioHotJazz@gmail.com

The venue:

  • - private room, full bar, + eats - salads, wraps, burgers + more - menu
  • - Happy Hour til 7 - $2.50 beers!
  • Get in a lil early -- grab a brew + a bite -- give a little back to the kind peep's at King Ave 5 who are generously hosting us!

Come on out for some real live fun - listen, dance, bring your dancing shoes AND your axe - get ur jollies on the bandstand + the floor all in the same night.



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  Next Up - Put 'em into your Calendar!

Nov 18 - Fall Harvest Charity Event back at the Makoy Center!
Cakewalkin' Jass Band - Well-loved 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.


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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