Sunday Oct 2, 2-5 pm, Clintonville Woman's Club
Cakewalkin' Jass Band


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.

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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!

$10 for COHJS and SwingColumbus members ~ $15 general admission
music students and instructors free ~ $5 other students

Open Community Jam + Dance

Wed Oct 12, 8 til 11 ~ Free!

Every 2nd Wed ... Nov 9, Dec 14 ... etc + so on

Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson St Cbus.

Stay tuned - we're hoping SwingColumbus will come back and do another pop-up dance lesson before this jam gets into full swing.

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.

Woo Hoo!!! Rambling House dropped their vaccine/test requirement back in April. Here's hoping + praying it stays this way, right!?

As always 100% FREE and open to the public!

Next Up - Mark Your Calendars!

Nov 20, 1:30 - 6:30, Fall Harvest Festival of Bands
At the fabulous historic Valley Dale Ball Room
Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers
Sally Lukasik and JazzTrek

Sally Lukasik, leader, trumpet; Joe F. Lukasik, clarinet; Bob Butters, trombone;
Ted DesPlantes, piano; Paul Gibby, guitar; Sid Townsend, bass; Jim Leslie, drums.

~ Help Us Keep It Live & Local! ~

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!

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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