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Your membership support is VITAL to making COHJS events happen = providing decent compensation to the musicians who learn + share this great music. Door admissions usually cover maybe 35-45% of the cost of a show. Most of the rest comes from memberships, and a little more from The Columbus Foundation's grant and Ohio Living's sponsorship.

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More Hot Jazz Happenin's around here:

Whirlybirds Thu Dec 13, 9-11, Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, 5601 N High Cbus. Come on out for swingin' early jazz of all kinds by this band headed up by COHJS' newest board member Joe Brenneman!

Cakewalkin' Jass Band - Thu Dec 13, 7-10 back at Tony Packo's Café, 1902 Front St, Toledo. The band played there weekly for 33 years - come + relive the old days!

Shriner's Dixieland Band, Sat Dec 15, 10-noon - Dixieland + swingin' Christmas music at the Salvation Army Red Kettle at Kroger's, 5991 Sunbury Rd (at 161), Westerville. Give a little - swing a little!

EARLYJAS Jam - Sun Jan 27 + Feb 24, 2-5 A relaxed afternoon 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. About 2 hours from Columbus. Last Sunday of every other month - see EARLYJAS.org for specific dates.

Balboa is Back! Monday Jan 28 + Feb 25 - CBal's Balboa House Party - learn a classy, simmering-hot, low-impact dance that works great with hot jazz! 7:15 lesson, 8-10:30 Social Dancing. Mickey's Grandview, 1230 W 5th Ave, Grandview 43212. No partner, no experience needed!

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

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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. 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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