The Whirlybirds!

Sun March 26, 2 - 5,   Clintonville Woman's Club


Hot jazz meets the twenty first century with the Whirlybirds.

We are super excited to kick off the COHJS Spring season with this highly talented local band! They are a quartet of musicians from Columbus, Ohio who blend their modern influences with classic jazz songs to create a sound that will make you think you're hearing the "Great American Song Book" for the first time. The band has been engaging audiences since 2016 with tight three-part vocal harmonies, virtuosic technique, and polished arrangements.

They play every Saturday to an enthusiastic audience from 5:15 - 7:00 for Swing & Wings at Natalie's in Grandview. James Harker, from the Columbus Dispatch wrote, "The Whirlybirds inject a breath of fresh air into the already exciting jazz side of the Columbus music scene.” From the jazz club to the dance floor, Whirlybirds are sure to knock your socks off!

The band: Joe Gilliland, guitar/vocals; Seth Daily, drums; Trent Sampson, bass/vocals; and Joseph Brenneman, clarinet/sax/vocals.

At the Woman's Club: BYOB ~ hot dogs, snacks, mixers + pop available to buy.

General Admission $20, COHJS Members + SwingColumbus dancers $15
Students $10, but Music educators + music students ALWAYS FREE!

Pre-Show Lindy Hop Workshop by SwingColumbus ~ 11-1

As a special treat, Columbus' own Tyedric Hill is back in town on a break between traveling the US and abroad teaching and dancing. Tye and Shannon Varner from SwingColumbus will be leading a 2-hour swing dance workshop prior to the dance. The workshop will be geared to those that know the basics of Lindy hop: the workshop will build some foundations, then work on connections and moves to get you ready to dance to Whirlybirds' toe-tapping tunes. The workshop is on the lower level.

$30 gets BOTH the Lindy Hop workshop AND the Whirlybirds show+dance.
More info and registration.

Open Community Jam + Dance

Wed April 5, 8 til 11 ~ Still Free!*
NOTE! FIRST Wednesday this month!

* Can you bring $5? Need your help to keep this every month, and Free!, and indoors ;-)
New! Give by Venmo @COHJS

Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson St Cbus.

Talking with our friends + partners at Rambling House - they need our help to keep this going! We'll pass the Tip Jar around ... please bring a $5 bill to help with RH's expenses. If most of the "usual crowd" is willing to put in $5 that goes a long way to keeping this - and Rambling House - stable + sustainable.
You can also help by PayPal, Venmo, credit, + debit card HERE ... scroll down a bit.
Thanks so much for helping out!

Stay tuned - we're hoping SwingColumbus will come back and do another pop-up dance lesson before this jam gets into full swing.

Always plenty of people there happy to share and help with steps, songs, and techniques.
Thanks to our friends at SwingColumbus and CBal for helping out + joining in.

100% FREE and open to the public - please help keep it this way!

~ Please Help Us Keep It Live & Local! ~

Our venue costs are going up a lot in 2023, our grant is down. We're gonna need your continued support, for folks to step in and step up! ... to keep these good things happening.

We sure appreciate the steady support of our members!

But if you're not (yet) a member, we could sure use your support to hire musicians + venues!

Please join or renew now online!

Or join/renew at a jam or show. Either way your membership support is VITAL to making COHJS events happen- offering decent compensation to the musicians who learn + share this great music, both at our "pro" shows and an "anchor" or 2 at our jams. Door admissions usually cover maybe 1/3 of the cost of a show. Most of the rest comes from memberships, and a bit more from The Columbus Foundation grant and Ohio Living's sponsorship.

For $20 a year you get $5 off the regular show admission and our newsletter - -
but what you really get is doing your bit to keep hot jazz and dance live + local!

SPRING SHOW DATES - Mark 'em down!

Sunday's 2-5pm at the Clintonville Woman's Club

April 23 - the Midwest All-Stars

The best of the best from Cakewalkin' JB, Buffalo Ridge JB, Ragtime Rick, and more!
Dave Kosmyna + Sally Lukasik on trumpets, Bob Butters tbn, Ray Heitger clarinet
Pete Seers on drums, Ragtime Rick Grafing on piano

May 21 - Sunset Stomp Jazz Band from Indiana

General Admission $20, COHJS Members + SwingColumbus dancers $15
Students $10, but Music educators + music students ALWAYS FREE!

The Columbus Foundation website

COJHS is grateful for the generous support of The Columbus Foundation and the Loria M Bowers Fund.

The GCAC website

And we're ALSO grateful to the The Greater Columbus Arts Council for their generous support.

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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