Open Community Jam + Dance

Wed Jan 12 is not happening

Due to this current covid surge as well as conflicts for several of our "anchor" musicians (and thank Heaven they're working!), we're not going to do the January jam. Sorry to miss it ... hope to see you in Feb!

Next one is Wed Feb 9, 8 til 11

Every 2nd Wed ... Mar 9, Apr 13, etc + so on

Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson St Cbus.

PLEASE NOTE - Like pretty much all other venues in town, Rambling House has a "house policy" requiring PROOF of VACCINATION or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of entry. They do check at the door. Please see their website for details. And yeah of course we're aware this is controversial and we've heard from friends who think it's great and friends who think it stinks. Our apologies if you dislike it, hope to see you either way!

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.

As always 100% FREE and open to the public!

holly Thank You! holly

To everybody who came to the Fall Harvest on Nov 21 at the historic Valley Dale Ballroom:
Not only did we have a grand time with the Cakewalkin' Jass Band, the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band and celebrating their 25th, celebrating COHJS's 40th, and President Emeritus Bob Butters' 92nd ...

Food donations

A HUGE shout-out and thank you to everybody who brought food and dry goods. We ended up donating a whopping 86 pounds of food (and a Kroger card!) to a Food Pantry! It all adds up, and it's amazing how THIS effort by a modest group of friends and fans added up to a VERY generous and nutritious donation. THANK YOU!!

~ Your Membership Support Matters! ~

We sure appreciate the steady support of our members!
If you were a member in 2020, we AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED your membership to 2021.

But 2022's just about here and we'd sure appreciate your continued support ... please renew now online and help keep admission at the door moving along!

And 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!

The Columbus Foundation website

COJHS is grateful for the generous support of The Columbus Foundation and the Mrs. Robert L. Barnes Endowment Fund with the assistance of the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.

The GCAC website

And we're ALSO grateful to the The Greater Columbus Arts Council for their generous support.

Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber

Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber is a Proud Sponsor of Hot Jazz + Dance, Live and Near Home! For more about senior living + services, please call 614.228.8888 or visit

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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