One of the best-known and best-loved hot jazz bands in the midwest, if not the US, having played jazz festivals coast to coast. They celebrated their 50th! anniversary in 2017. The band's love of this New Orleans style music and of bringing its inherent happiness to an audience is infectious!
The band: Ray Heitger, lead, vocals, + clarinet; Nicole Heitger, vocals, John Grafing sitting in for Dave Kosmyna on trumpet; Russ Damschroder, trombone; Rick Grafing, piano, Banjo Betsy Grafing, yup, banjo! Bob Miller, string bass.
Refreshments:Hot dogs, hot soup, + snacks, tea and coffee for purchase.
SwingColumbus is doing lesson from 1-2 in 6 count Lindy Hop basics for "hot" tempos.
Come for the dance lesson + get the member's discount for the show!
Every 2nd Wed ... Nov 9, Dec 14 ... etc + so on
Stay tuned - we're hoping SwingColumbus will come back and do another pop-up dance lesson before this jam gets into full swing.
Woo Hoo!!! Rambling House dropped their vaccine/test requirement back in April. Here's hoping + praying it stays this way, right!?
Sally Lukasik, leader, trumpet; Joe F. Lukasik, clarinet; Bob Butters, trombone;
Ted DesPlantes, piano; Paul Gibby, guitar; Sid Townsend, bass; Jim Leslie, drums.
We sure appreciate the steady support of our members! 2023's right around the corner and we'd sure appreciate your continued support ... please renew now online!
But if you're not (yet) a member, 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 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost of a show. Most of the rest comes from memberships, and 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!
And we're ALSO grateful to the The Greater Columbus Arts Council for their generous support.
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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