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More Hot Jazz Happenin's around here:

SwingColumbus' events calendar – always lots of great dance and music happening - weekly dances, lessons, live music. They're putting on a great Thursday nite lesson series for the summer.


Sun June 25, Jul 30, + Aug 27, 2-5pm- EARLYJAS Jam. 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. About 2 hours, 30 minutes from Columbus area.


Tue July 11, 7-9 pm- the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band. Another of COHJS's favorites, another FREE event! Blue Ash Nature Park Amphitheater, 4337 Cooper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242. Bring chairs + a blanket.


Mon July 24, 8 pm- the High Street Stompers. One of Ohio's best and favorites! Knights of Columbus Lodge, 343 E. Walnut St, Lancaster, OH 43130. $20.


Fri-Sun, Sep 8, 9, 10- Grugelfest 2017. A terrific 3-day trad jazz binge in Toledo - WELL worth getting there for this. Save the dates + we'll pass along more info when we have it.


Fri-Sun, Oct 13, 14, 15- ROCKTOBER Lindy Hop Workshop by SwingColumbus: a 3 day weekend-long intensive, progressive, instructional event. Live music + DJs ... competitions ... intensive workshops. Kick start your Lindy Hop into high gear!

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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

Swingin' Wednesdays – a friendly + welcoming dance by SwingColumbus. DJ's most weeks, live bands monthly. Dancing 8-11, beginner lesson at 7:30. Big Room Bar, 1036 S Front St, Columbus.

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 Just One More Tavern, 7511 Hamilton Ave, Mt Healthy (Cincinnati area) (513-522-3001). Sun Apr 9, 1:30-4, then on a Sunday monthly. Call for future 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)
  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, + dance to it.

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