Open Trad Jazz Jam + Dance

Wed Feb 13, 7 - 11 pm

(also March 13, April 10, and May 8)

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 at 7:00! The first hour of the night will be an extended set featuring 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.

Balboa is back! Monday, Feb 25 (last Monday of the month) - CBal's Balboa House Party - learn a classy simmering-hot, low-impact dance that's particularly well-suited to hot jazz!
7:15 lesson, 8 - 10:30 Social Dancing. Mickey's Grandview, 1230 W 5th Ave, Grandview 43212.


March 17 - St Paddy's Day with Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers
April 7, May 19 ... Stay tuned for bands!

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

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~ 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

The Columbus Foundation website

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

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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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