Big Hot Jazz Week!

We got a great opportunity to ADD an event and thanks to your faithful support, we could make it happen. Combined with our 'regularly scheduled programming' it's going to be a great week for Trad Jazz fans + dancers -- 2 shows and a jam+dance inside of 5 days!

High Street Stompers

Sat Oct 9, 3-5 ~ OUTDOORS + FREE!

We're excited to finally kick off our Fall Season with a show by this powerhouse hometown band on the East lawn of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital Univ, 2199 E Main St, Bexley. Bring a lawn chair. No rain date ... check the band's website for weather cancellation, or Sid Townsend 614-556-6353.

Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers

Sun Oct 10, 2-5 ~ Clintonville Woman's Club

A long-time favorite with both listeners and dancers, Dave Greer and his Classic Jazz Stompers from the Dayton area has been delighting audiences at home and abroad since the late 1980's. We're pleased to have them back for our October show!

Please Note! New COVID admission policy:
Like most other events + venues these days, we're asking people to bring proof of full vaccination (or a negative COVID test within 48 hours) and a photo ID. We understand that not everybody's happy about this. Seems next-to-impossible to find a way to put on an event and keep everybody happy, comfortable, and safe. Sure sorry about the trouble. We'd love to see you!

Dave Greer show admission is DOWN $10 for this show.

COHJS and SwingColumbus Members now $5 ... General Admission now $10
Music educators + music students FREE! All other students $5

Open Community Jam + Dance

Wed Oct 13, 8 til 11

Every 2nd Wed ... Nov 10, etc + so on

Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson St Cbus.

After re-starting in July, cancelling August, and a light turnout in Sept,
our monthly Hot Jazz Jam and Dance is back at the Rambling House.

PLEASE NOTE! Rambling House has also implemented a new "house policy" requiring that all guests provide PROOF of VACCINATION or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of entry. They WILL be checking 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!

Fall Harvest Festival of Bands

Sun Nov 21, 1:30 - 6:30

At the fabulous and historic Valley Dale Ballroom.
Featuring the Cakewalkin' Jass Band from Toledo, the Midwest All-Stars, and a third band to be named.

▶ Come on out! Listen ~ dance ~ catch up with friends old + new ... bring family + friends too! ◀

~ 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.

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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