COHJS 2017 Spring Season Is On!

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Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland
Sunday March 12, 2-5 pm

Clintonville Woman's Club ~ NOTE NEW VENUE! ~ BYOB !!!

3951 North High St, Columbus 43214
Ragtime Rick and the Chefs do "Margie" -

Ragtime Rick Grafing and the Chefs of Dixieland have been a great favorite from the Toledo area for decades, playing Grugelfest among dozens of other big and more intimate shows, along with a steady gig at the Sodbuster Bar. The lineup:
"Banjo" Betsy Grafing on ... uh, well, banjo. Tom Strohbeck on drums, Wes Linenkugel on the string bass, and of course Rick himself on piano are the rhythm section. John Grafing on trumpet/cornet, Ben Herrick on the 'bone, and Jan Mudica on the soprano sax (aka "fish horn") fill out the front line.
Hit up the band's own webpage for all the dirt, including how they came to the band name and chef's uniform.

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Sunset Stomp Jazz Band
Sunday April 2, 2-5 pm

Makoy Center

5462 N Center St, Hilliard OH 43026

A rare treat in these parts - The Sunset Stomp Jazz Band from Indianapolis! The band was founded by Robin Hopkins and Kathleen Miller in 2010, and named after the often overlooked Louis Armstrong tune, The Sunset Café Stomp. They've taken the jazz community by storm, playing at venues across the region (Decatur Jazz Fest, Grugelfest, ...) and as far away as the Suncoast Jazz Classic in Clearwater Beach, FL. All that in addition to their regular gig at the Jazz Kitchen at 54th + College in Indianapolis.
Personnel: Kathleen Miller, vocals; Robin Hopkins, banjo & vocals; Larry McWilliams, trumpet; Mike Lucas, piano; Bill James, clarinet; Dan Hughey, trombone; Jesse Wittman, bass; and John Valdez, drums. Go to Sunset Stomp's own website for more!

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Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers
Sunday April 23, 2-5 pm

Makoy Center

5462 N Center St, Hilliard OH 43026


Another great favorite band which COHJS has loved for years! They frequently appear at many of the big festivals and play for lots of dances (including our good friends and partners at SwingColumbus), while still holding down their steady gig at Jimmy's Ladder 11 the 1st Tuesday of the month. Shuffle on over to their YouTube Channel or their facebook page for the full story!

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  - 2017 Membership Now Available! -

Please consider renewing or joining at the door, and enjoy the member's price that same day!
Your membership support is VITAL to making COHJS events happen = providing decent compensation to the musicians who learn + share this great music!

Come on out! Listen ~ dance ~ catch up with friends old + new ... bring family + friends too!
Members $15; Dance club members & students $10; non-members $20; Music educators & students FREE!

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June 2-3, 2017 – Coon Sanders Fans Dixieland Jam

Pullman Plaza Hotel - 1001 3rd Av, Huntington WV 304-525-1001
Jams 6-11pm both Fri + Sat - free and open to the public for playing, dancing, and listening.
This thing's been going since 1971 with a reliably great turnout of musicians, dancers + fans. Check out Wikipedia and RedHotJazz.com- the Coon Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra formed in 1919 and was at its peak from 1926-1932. Listen to their official anthem Nighthawk Blues - great bari sax solo work! But don't miss this.

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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.

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