Another Hot Jazz Jam and Dance!

Dec 12, 7 - 11pm - Our open community jam and dance is back, now in a new home at The Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson St Cbus 43202 in the Old North.
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.

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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.

If you're interested but not sure how it works or if it's for you, click here for videos from previous jams and more info.

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Whirlybirds Thu Dec 13, 9-11, Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, 5601 N High Cbus. Come on out for swingin' early jazz of all kinds by this band headed up by COHJS' newest board member Joe Brenneman!

Cakewalkin' Jass Band - Thu Dec 13, 7-10 back at Tony Packo's Café, 1902 Front St, Toledo. The band played there weekly for 33 years - come + relive the old days!

Shriner's Dixieland Band, Sat Dec 15, 10-noon - Dixieland + swingin' Christmas music at the Salvation Army Red Kettle at Kroger's, 5991 Sunbury Rd (at 161), Westerville. Give a little - swing a little!

Balboa is back! Monday, Jan 28 + 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.

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Thank you so much for your generosity at our recent Fall Harvest Festival & Charity event.
We - You! - delivered 78 pounds of food to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen+Food Pantry in Franklinton. Thank you!

SPRING 2019 COHJS SHOW DATES - March 3, April 7, May 19. Stay tuned for bands.

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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. 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 regular show admission + a newsletter, but what you really get is doing your bit to keep hot jazz and dance live + local!

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Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber is a Proud Sponsor of Happy Music!
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The Columbus Foundation website

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

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 ... the happiest music in the world! We listen, play, + dance to it.

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