We're bringing in the High Street Stompers, a powerhouse hometown favorite we haven't heard for a while. Now with New Orleans born + bred Milo Mannino on the trumpet, very ably filling the very big shoes of the recently retired Tom Battenburg! Formed in 1987 when all the original members were Professors in the School of Music at The Ohio State University, this is one of the most polished trad jazz bands anywhere.
The star-studded band ... with just a little bit of what they've done before showing up to play for us:
Milo Mannino, trumpet (NOLA born + bred, played with Smokey Robinson, Four Tops, Anne Murray, etc)
Michael Cox, clarinet (Capital Conservatory of Music faculty, CJO, Brasileira, etc)
Vaughn Wiester, trombone (Woody Herman band, leader of the acclaimed FJO, CJO)
Sid Townsend, tuba and string bass (Capital Univ faculty, Broadway Across America)
Jim Rupp, drums (toured with Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, and Glenn Miller)
Paul Robinson, banjo & vocals (performed with Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr, Lauren Bacall, Jack Benny)
Every 2nd Wed - also July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11
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.
Sept 15 + Oct 27, 2 - 5 pm at the Clintonville Woman's Club.
Fall Harvest Festival of Bands and Charity Event
Nov 24, 1:30 - 6:30 at the Makoy Center.
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, and 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!
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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