Open Community Jam + Dance

Wed May 8, 8:15 til 11 ~ Still Free!*

Bring your self, an instrument, dancin' shoes - let's enjoy this together!

Generally every 2nd Wed of the month - June 12, July 10 etc - but please check!

* 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!


Quick dance workshop at 8:15! Big ole' thank you to Shannon Varner and SwingColumbus for joining in with this part!

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!

~ Please Help Us Keep It Live & Local! ~

It's a perfect time to join or renew your COHJS membership for 2024!

We need your continued support to keep these good things happening - hire musicians + venues for jams and shows.

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 a couple small grants.

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!

Bill Parthe

Bill Parthe

Sad to learn from friends that Bill Parthe passed away on March 24 at 92. He was a highly talented banjo and piano player, early jazz enthusiast, an important member of EARLYJAS, long time musician, and friend to many. As his obituary said, "Bill had a true joie de vivre." He will be much missed!

There will be a celebration of life on May 4, 2024 from 2-5 at the British American Club, 8564 Ravenna Rd,Twinsburg OH 44087. Bill's obituary is here.

The Whirlybirds

Sunday June 9, 2-5 at the Clintonville Woman's Club

3951 North High St, Columbus 43214


The Band: Joe Gilliland, vocals + guitar; Seth Daily, drums; Trent Sampson, bass/vocals; Joe Brenneman, reeds + vocals

At the Woman's Club: Hot dogs, soup, coffee, soda, mixers, snacks to purchase; alcohol BYOB.

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

Fall Shows

Sept + Oct - Working on 'em ...

At the Clintonville Woman's Club

Nov 10 - Fall Harvest Jazz Party!

At the Valley Dale Ballroom

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

Renew your membership, or join, 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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