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More Hot Jazz Happenin's around here:

Grugelfest! Sep 7-8-9, 2018 - A couple days of the region's best bands + tons of friends. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg - I-75 exit 193, US 20; 419-874-3111. Profits benefit the Dyslexia Education Training Center of Northwest Ohio.

Sun Aug 26, 3-5 pm- the High Street Stompers. One of COHJS's favorites, FREE! Inniswood Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd, Westerville 43081, 614.895.6216 ... bring a lawn chair.

~ DANCE IT! ~

Wed June 13, 7:15-10:30 - CBal's BALBOA House Party! Go all night! Great for the faster tempo's of Hot Jazz. Short North Stage, 1187 N High St, Cbus. 7:15 lesson, social dance at 8:00 ~ no partner or experience needed ~ $7 lesson+dance, $5 dance only or student.

SwingColumbus' events calendar – always lots of great dance and music happening - Swingin' Tuesdays, lessons, live music. They're putting on a great Thursday nite Intro to Lindy Hop lesson series in May.

~ PLAY IT! ~

EARLYJAS Jam - 2-5 pm - Sun May 27, July 29, Oct 28, Nov 25. Make some of your own, playing with talent from top NE Ohio bands. Info: Phil Cartwright, pcartwri@kent.edu. British American Club, 8564 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087, 330-963-6370. Free for musicians. A little over 2 hours from Columbus.

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Here's what we know of regular recurring Hot Jazz gigs around Ohio:

... It's a good idea to call these places before heading out because ... well, things change.
... If you know of something we should have on here, please let us know!
... For national listings we recommend the Syncopated Times – info@SyncopatedTimes.com

Swingin' Tuesdays – a friendly + welcoming dance by SwingColumbus. DJ's most weeks, live bands monthly. Dancing 8-11, beginner lesson at 7:30. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 S 3rd St, Cbus.

Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers Jimmie's Ladder 11, 936 Brown St, Dayton (937-424-1784). 1st Tuesday of the month.

Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band McCoy's Place, 6008 Springdale Rd, Cincy 45247. 513-385-8222. Sunday afternoons - call for dates.

Lower London St Dixieland Band Red Brick Tavern, 1700 Cumberland St (Rt 40), London (740-852-1474). Last Tuesday of the month, 7-10.

Goosetown Astonishers Crosskeys Tavern, 17 E Main St, Chillicothe (740-774-4157). Thu's 8-10:30. Amazing name - - - a terrific band + fun night out.

Ragtime Rick & the Chefs of Dixieland Sodbuster Bar Haymarket Sq, 5758 N Main St, Sylvania (Toledo). Wed's 8-11. Info: 419-517-1045.

Other related gigs you'll like:

Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra - Clintonville Woman's Club3951 N High St, Cbus. Pretty much EVERY Monday night 7:30 - 10 for over 20 years, 22 of Ohio's best jazz artists come together and play amazing big band jazz - a kissin' cousin and 1st-gen descendant of hot jazz!  A great night out put on by some good friends to COHJS.

The Rick Brunetto Big Band - 27 years! at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, 5030 Sawyer Rd, Cbus. Thu's 7:30-10:30. Listen + dance to everything from a beautiful waltz to disco hits in a WW-II period venue.

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The Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 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 ... the happiest music in the world! We listen, play, + dance to it.

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