More Hot Jazz Happenin's around here:

EARLYJAS Jam - Sundays, Apr 28 + May 26, 2-5 A relaxed afternoon playing with talent from top NE Ohio bands. British American Club, 8564 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087, 330-963-6370. Free for musicians. About 2 hours from Columbus. Last Sunday of every other month - see EARLYJAS.org for specific dates + more info.

SwingColumbus' events calendar - always lots of great dance and music happening - Swingin' Tuesdays, lessons, live music.

Duke Heitger in Concert at ONU - Sat May 11, 8pm - FREE!
A Toledo native and platinum record winner, trumpet player Duke Heitger has been down in New Orleans for nearly 30 years, and returns for this special performance joined by his father Ray (clarinet) and sister Nicole (vocals) Heitger (Cakewalkin' JB), along with Ragtime Rick and Banjo Betsy Grafing (Chefs of Dixieland), and Dr. Dave Kosmyna (Climax JB, Original Downhome JB, + many others). What a lineup! Snyder Recital Hall, in Presser Hall, Ohio Northern U, 525 S Main St, Ada OH 45810. About 90 minutes from Columbus.

Aladdin Shrine Dance Band - May 24, 8-11 pm. A great swing band and a big clean dance floor. Aladdin Shrine, 5 minutes from downtown: 1801 Gateway Circle, Grove City 43123, 614-475-2609. $15, or $10 for SwingColumbus members. Cash bar.


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. Every Tuesday, DJ most weeks, live bands monthly. Dancing 8-11, lesson 7:30. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 S 3rd St, Cbus.

Balboa House Party – another great dance event, by ColumbusBalboa. Last Monday of the month. Social Dancing 8-10:30, Lesson/practice 7:30. Mickey's Grandview Pub, 1230 W 5th Ave, Cbus.

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

Ray Heitger's Cakewalkin' Jass Band - Back at Tony Packo's where they started in 1968! 1902 Front St, E Toledo 43605. 2nd Thursday of the month, 7-10.

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.

Red Hot Bux - Basil Restaurant, 3706 Riverside Dr, Upper Arlington 43221 (Golden Bear Shopping Ctr). 4th Saturdays, 6 - 8. 20's - 30's Jazz Age band with 4 horns, rhythm + vocals doing trad jazz, Cole Porter, Fud Livingston, Rodgers & Hart, + early Latin and Swing Era music. Also: June 8 at Worthington Place, and July 6 + Aug 31 at Local 'n' Live at the Campus Gateway.


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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