Sunday May 22 - The High Street Stompers

High Street Stompers

High Street Stompers

Sure hope you can make it for another all-time favorite Central Ohio hot jazz show - The High Street Stompers! This band got started almost 30 years ago when all the original members were Professors at the School of Music at The Ohio State University.

They play all over - jazz festivals, art festivals, schools, churches, concert halls, weddings - come enjoy this swingin' thing right here near home.  

The talent and accomplishment in this band stands tall! Michael Cox from Capital plays clarinet, Tom Battenberg on trumpet led the OSU Jazz Ensemble for 20 years. Jim Rupp on drums toured with Glenn Miller and a long list of others. Vaughn Wiester on trombone heads the Famous Jazz Orchestra. Paul Robison (banjo & vocal) from OSU, and Sid Townsend from Capital Univ and Broadway across America on tuba & string bass.

Come on out! Dance - listen – catch up with friends old + new!

COHJS Members $15; Dance Club Members & College Students $10; non-members $20; Music Educators & Students under 18 – FREE!
And while you’re here, please consider renewing or joining at the door, and enjoy the member’s price! --- 5462 N Center St, Hilliard OH 43026

This is the last COHJS event for spring 2016 - don't miss it!

We'll keep you abreast of hot jazz happenin' around here over the summer and we'll be back in September bringing you another series of hot dance and music events.

Thank you so much for your support in 2015!

A huge thank you to all of you who have renewed your membership for 2016! We're still looking forward to many members renewing and of course to new friends joining. Please help us bring the finest hot jazz acts to Ohio and Hot Jazz into schools. Membership support enables us to bring the music in … and to spread it out! So please join and renew now, at the highest level you can! Your friends and all the artists we will enjoy this year THANK YOU from the bottom of our swingin' lil' hot-jazz hearts.

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Decorative drum head from a live concert with the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society drums in action at Coon Sanders Bash 2015

What is Hot Jazz?

Hot Jazz, New Orleans style, Trad Jazz, Classic Jazz, San Francisco style ... call it what you like, but we all like it! It's been America's top-shelf entertainment for decades and it still is.  Sprung from roots in marches (Bourbon St Parade), dances (Big Bear Stomp), ragtime (Alexander's Ragtime Band), and the blues (Tin Roof Blues) near the end of WW-I and just gets hotter and better.  Runs right up into swing.  We love it!  We play it, we dance to it, we relax and listen to it, with our friends both old and new. Come on along - join in at one of our events and enjoy this great music with us!

Our dancin' pals over at SwingColumbus put together an excellent blog post - "The Birth of Jazz - A Short and Sweet Summary" which we appreciate and recommend.