All-Hoosier Show and Dance!
The Sunset Stomp Jazz Band from Indiana

Sun May 21, 2 - 5,   Clintonville Woman's Club

THE BAND, L to R: Bill James (clarinet), Larry McWilliams (trumpet), Dan Hughey (trombone), Chris Parker (ably filling in for John Valdez) on drums, Michael Lucas (piano), Kathleen Miller (band leader and vocalist), Jesse Wittman (upright bass).

Back in 2010 veteran Hoosiers Robin Hopkins (plectrum banjo) and Kathleen Miller (vocals) co-founded the Sunset Stomp Jazz Band, named after Louis Armstrong + May Alix's often-overlooked 1926 hit, The Sunset Café Stomp (with Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds, Lil Hardin, and Johnny St Cyr - whew!)

The band has taken the jazz community by storm, playing at venues throughout the Midwest, and regularly featured at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. Some of the best popular music was written in the 20’s and the 30’s. It was light and lively then and the band aims to always keep it that way.

Whether the audience is lindy-hopping steppers, west-coast swingers, or seasoned Hot Jazz listeners, this band delights one and all. They have been featured at Clearwater Beach, Florida’s Suncoast Jazz Classic, the Central Illinois Jazz Festival, and GRUGELFEST 2018. They have several recordings to their credit, the most recent being a gospel album titled “Down By The Riverside.”

At the Woman's Club: BYOB ~ hot dogs, snacks, mixers + pop available to buy.

General Admission $20, COHJS Members + SwingColumbus dancers $15
Students $10, but Music educators + music students ALWAYS FREE!

Pre-Show Dance Workshop by SwingColumbus ~ 11-1
The St Louis Shag with Kerry Kapaku!

SwingColumbus is excited to have Kerry Kapaku, a dancer, teacher, competitor, and performer based in Indianapolis, in town to teach another great 2-hour dance workshop featuring the St Louis Shag - check that out here. The workshop is geared for those who are already OK with swing dance basics.

Lower level - $30 gets BOTH the dance workshop AND the show+dance after!
Register HERE.

Kerry Kapaku

~ Please Help Us Keep It Live & Local! ~

Our venue costs are up a lot in 2023. We've been awarded one grant and waiting to hear on another.
We're gonna need your continued support, for folks to step in and step up! ... to keep these good things happening.

We sure appreciate the steady support of our members!

But if you're not (yet) a member, we could sure use your support to hire musicians + venues!

Please join or renew now online!

Or join/renew at a jam or show. Either way your membership support is VITAL to making COHJS events happen- offering decent compensation to the musicians who learn + share this great music, both at our "pro" shows and an "anchor" or 2 at our jams. Door admissions usually cover maybe 1/3 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!

Open Community Jam + Dance

Wed June 14, 8 til 11 ~ Still Free!*

* Can you bring $5? Also PayPal, Venmo, debit or credit here.
Need your help to keep this every month, and Free! ... and indoors ;-)

Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson St Cbus.

Our friends + partners at Rambling House need our help to keep this going! We'll pass the Tip Jar around ... please bring a $5 bill to help with RH's expenses. If most of the "usual crowd" is willing to put in $5 that goes a long way to keeping this - and Rambling House - stable + sustainable.
Thanks so much for helping out!

Huge thank you to Tyedric Hill and SwingColumbus who will be back with a Charleston lesson.
Check out Tye HERE in a previous lesson.

BTW the Charleston - the dance and the song by the towering legendary pianist James P. Johnson - are 100 years old this year! They debuted in the pioneering African-American Broadway revue "Runnin' Wild" in 1923. The background is fascinating - check it out here and here.

Always plenty of people there happy to share and help with steps, songs, and techniques.
Thanks to our friends at SwingColumbus and CBal for helping out + joining in.

100% FREE and open to the public - please help keep it this way!

FALL SHOWS - Put 'em in your calendar!

We're starting to put our Fall schedule together. Here's what we've got so far, and we'll update as we get more dates and bands confirmed!

Sunday Sept 24, 2-5pm at the Clintonville Woman's Club - band TBA

Sunday in Oct ... working on it!

Sunday Nov 19, 1:30-6:30 Fall Harvest Festival
at the Valley Dale Ballroom! Bands TBA

General Admission $20, COHJS Members + SwingColumbus dancers $15
Students $10, but Music educators + music students ALWAYS FREE!

Renew your membership, or join, for 2022 and
get the member's reduced price of $5 admission for the show!

The Columbus Foundation website

COJHS is grateful for the generous support of The Columbus Foundation and the Loria M Bowers Fund.

The GCAC website

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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