Here they are swingin' "Jubilee" for another COHJS event a while back:
Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers first hit the stage in the late 1980's reintroducing the great jazz of the 20's and 30's to eager audiences. The group quickly developed a devoted fan following in their native Dayton, Ohio, while also winning over jazz and music lovers across the country and abroad. They've played in major music venues such as the Elkhart Jazz Festival and the Davenport Bix Festival. They've often been featured at the the Dayon CityFolk Festival, and toured Belgium at the request of their fans.
Come on out and share their love of the giants of jazz and the schools and styles of New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Kansas City and San Francisco. Sit back and be entertained by America's greatest musical genre as only the Classic Jazz Stompers could present it.
Led by Dave Greer on tenor guitar & banjo, with Erik Greiffenhagen and Greg Dearth on reeds, Chris Moore on cornet, and Bill Gemmer, trombone. The rhythm section is Jim Leslie on drums, Brian Cashwell playing piano, and Chris Berg on string bass.
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.
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!"
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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