Cakewalkin' Jass Band Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary - Fri-Sun, Dec 8, 9, 10

Tony Packo's Cafe, 1902 Front St, Toledo 43605

Cakewalkin' JB 50th Birthday cake

Ray Heitger's Cakewalkin' Jass Band is celebrating their 50th birthday!

The band played their first gig on Dec 8, 1967 at the Bonnie Bar on Western Ave in Toledo, and started at Tony Packo’s on July 3, 1968. They're now one of the oldest continuously working New Orleans style bands in the country. Many alumni members and substitutes will be back. Come on in and join the birthday party - this is a "gotta-go" event!

Fri Dec 8 + Sat Dec 9, 8-midnight ... Sun Dec 10 2-5pm. Call Ray 419-539-4156 for more info.


FREE ~Very~ Hot Jazz! ~ Fri Feb 9, 7-9 PM
COHJS Brings Dave Kosmyna's Original Downhome Jazz Band

Park Street Tavern, 501 Park St, Columbus.


DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Check out this sizzlin' "Blues My Naughty Sweetie"
To thank and entertain all the hard-working music educators in Ohio, just a block from the OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) Conference, COHJS is sponsoring this powerhouse lineup - Dave Kosmyna cornet, Ray Heitger clar+vocals, Chris Smith tbn, James Dapogny piano, + Pete Siers drums, pulled together to celebrate the 1917 recording by the Original Dixieland Jass Band that's widely recognized as the first jazz recording.
No cover, no admission - just GREAT MUSIC - FREE from COHJS!


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.

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      – 2018 Membership! –

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.

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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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