Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society
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      The Happiest Music in the World!
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More Hot Jazz comin' up in 2017 - stay tuned! - til then -
Re-live 2016's fun, music, and dance ...

  Fall Harvest Festival - 3 bands, dancing + lessons, jam session!
    Buffalo Ridge JB ... Cakewalkin' JB ... OSU Trad Combo ... SwingColumbus dance + lessons ... mix-n-match jam
  Kerry Price & Friends
  North Side Jazz Band
  High Street Stompers
  Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers
  Cincinnati River Rats
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Fall Harvest of Bands and Holiday Charity Event
Headlined by the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band from Cincinnati, and the Cakewalkin' Jass Band from Toledo ...

 

... with special guests, the OSU Trad + Swing Combo, dance lessons by our friends at SwingColumbus, and a swingin' jam session ...

  dixieland jazz jam session dance
The jam session featured members of all 3 bands plus Jim Masters from OSU (tbn); Aaron Jackson (tuba), Phil Stone (tbn), + David Steele (piano) from the North Side JB, and Tom George from the Toll House JB.

COHJS' Fall Harvest Festival is a benefit for local charities ... thanks to our members + guests for bringing non-perishable food items!

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Kerry Price & Friends - a powerful band from metro Detroit with a hot sound – sometimes straight-ahead New Orleans, sometimes ragtime and sometimes bluesy, always FULL of soul and ALWAYS worth showing up for!

 

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North Side Jazz Band - a great favorite for 25 years with long-running gigs at places like the Florentine and Mozart’s.

 

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High Street Stompers

High Street Stompers at COHJS

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Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers

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Cincinnati River Rats ... this sizzlin' young band kicked off our year on a cold March day by serving up "Ice Cream" about as hot as I think you can serve it. Inside a' 30 seconds, a bunch of people began feelin' this crazy Shim Sham thing comin' on, and that started to kinda rock the joint ...

 

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2017 Membership Now Available! Please consider renewing or joining 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!

Come on out! Listen ~ dance ~ catch up with friends old + new ... bring family + friends too!
Members $15; Dance club members & students $10; non-members $20; Music educators & students FREE!
Makoy Center - 5462 N Center St, Hilliard OH 43026 - Food & Drink Available

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Other Hot Jazz Happenin's around here:

SwingColumbus' events calendar - always lots of great dance and music happening - weekly dances, lessons, live music, and more!

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.

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.
Jams 6-11pm both Fri + Sat - free and open to the public for playing, dancing, and listening.
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.

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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 ... it is to us the happiest music in the world! We listen, play, and dance to it.

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