Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society

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COHJS Fall 2016 music & dance events -

Oct 30 - Kerry Price & Friends from greater Detroit - a Grugelfest favorite!
Watch this awesome rendition of A Good Man is Hard to Find.

A BIG hit at Grugelfest last year! We’re very excited to bring Kerry Price and Friends to town for their Central Ohio debut. Kerry on piano and vocals leads a powerful band with a hot sound – sometimes straight-ahead New Orleans, sometimes ragtime and sometimes bluesy, always FULL of soul and ALWAYS worth showing up for!
  Up front is Paul Klinger on cornet and soprano sax, who also heads up his own Easy Street Jazz Band, and played with Mother's Boys JB way back when. Paul and Kerry have played together for 50+ years. Then there's Tom Bogardus on clarinet and guitar; the young talented Terry Kimura on trombone, Rod McDonald on guitar and banjo, and Bill Bolle, string bass.
  In Kerry's words, " outstanding soloists and sidemen that I have worked with and met through the decades. . . great men who love playing ragtime, blues, and early jazz - and are great 'friends' as well. It's a kick to perform with them. "
This great band is definitely worth getting out to hear!

Mark the Date - Nov 20 - Fall Harvest Festival!

... Cakewalkin' Jazz Band from Toledo

... Buffalo Ridge JB from Cincy/Dayton

All COHJS events take place at the Makoy Center, 5462 N Center St, Hilliard OH 43026
$15 for Members; $10 for dance club members + college students; non-members $20.
Music Educators + students under 18 – FREE!

... and as long as you're here please consider joining or renewing at the door and enjoy the member’s price!
Your membership support is VITAL to making COHJS events happen = providing decent compensation to the musicians who learn + share this great music!

... and don’t miss SwingColumbus' events calendar - always lots of great dance and music happening - weekly dances, lessons, live music, and more!

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Other Hot Jazz Happenin's around here:

SwingColumbus Rocktober, Oct 7-8-9, Columbus – The Original North American intensive instructional weekend for Lindy Hoppers.
DON’T MISS the Boilermaker JB! playing Fri 9-midnite at Clintonville Women's Club, and Sat 9-12 Parish Hall at 1st Congregational Church, 444 E Broad St. Watch ‘em do “You’re Drivin’ Me Crazy.”

EARLYJAS Jam, Sunday Nov 27, 2-5pm – 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 Jams 6-11pm both Fri + Sat – free and open to the public for playing, dancing, and listening.

Mark the date! Coon Sanders Fans Dixieland Jam – June 2-3, 2017
Pullman Plaza Hotel - 1001 3rd Av, Huntington WV 304-525-1001 … This event has been going since 1971 with a reliably great turnout of musicians, dancers + fans. Check it out on Wikipedia + YouTube. But don’t miss it!

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Here’s what we know of regular 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

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

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)
Every Thursday! 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, or www.ChefsofDixieland.com or www.SodbusterBar.com.

High Society Jazz Association - Eclipse Company Store, 11309 Jackson Dr, The Plains OH
3rd or 4th Sunday of month 3 - 6 pm, with music by the Athens High Society Jazz Band.
Guest musicians welcome. Pat Light 740-797-8667, plight123@Columbus.rr.com

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Past COHJS events - what we did in Spring '16:
May ... High Street Stompers
Apr ... Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers
Mar ... Cincy River Rats

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The Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment and propagation of traditional American jazz of the early 20th century.

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