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  Holiday Open Jam and Dance  

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Wed, Dec 11, 8 til late!

~ usually 2nd Wed - also Jan 8, PLUS BONUS on Jan 22! ~
~ then Feb 12 and Mar 11  ~
The Rambling House, 310 E Hudson St, Cbus
FREE for fans, dancers, AND musicians!

Get your holiday cheer, hot jazz style.
We'll ♫ swing ♫ some familiar holiday favorites!
Join us, SwingColumbus and CBal aka Columbus Balboa Dancers
and warm it up at the Rambling House Music Bar.

New on the bandstand!
 - *Eb* Real Dixieland Book courtesy of Jim Strouse / Stanton's Music
 - Pro drummer on hand to anchor - but everyone's still welcome to come play!

Bring some holiday cookies or something to share if you want!

Check the map for parking, and if you could use a hand with parking please email us ahead or catch us at the door and we'll gladly help.

An informal and swinging open social dance and open bandstand for people to give it a shot playing, dancing, or both - like this from a recent one:

Always plenty of people happy to share and help with steps, songs, and techniques.. All up + down the learning curve, students to pro's, people picking it back up after years, everybody in between. It's always a wonderfully wide spread of age, experience, and perspective, and others hanging around, catching up, swinging out, and just checking it out.

Bring your instrument if you would like to join us on the bandstand (and bring a couple lead sheets if you have a song you want to share). Or bring your dancing shoes if you'd like to come and social dance. Or both, why not?

Excellent craft soda and beers + some other beverages. Pizza + subs across the street and Rambling House is totally OK if you bring food in. Bring your own ... bring some extra + share it around!

Hit up our Learn+Play It page for tips on how this works, links to the Creole Jazz Band's fake books (concert pitch, Bb, and Eb), lead sheets, circle of 4th's, and more. Some people bring their own Real Dixieland Book (concert, Bb, and NEW Eb - check or Stantons).

If you're interested but not sure how it rolls or if it's for you, click here for videos from previous jams and more info.
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Door admission receipts cover maybe 40% of the cost of a show.

Memberships cover the majority of the rest, and enable things like free workshops.
     Please help us keep doing these kinds of things right here near home! 
You get $5 off general admission to the shows, and the print newsletter. 
But for as little as $20 what you REALLY GET is to
do your bit to keep HOT JAZZ + DANCE LIVE & LOCAL!
And please invite family or a friend to the next show!
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Add a check, and mail to: Larry Nusser, 720 Lincoln Ave, Lancaster OH 43130

     And if we may ... We have the great blessing of enjoying "Our Kind of Music"  often + nearby. We'd like to offer that to our kids’ and grandkids’ generations too. Please see a board member to discuss a tax deductible bequest, or memorial gifts to COHJS.
Did you know your gifts to COHJS are fully tax-deductible?
We are a 501(c)3 charity - please consider a gift to help keep Hot Jazz happenin'
near YOUR home!
More Hot Jazz Happenin's

SwingColumbus Holiday Dance with Brenny's Birdhouse, Tue Dec 17, 7:30-10:15,
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, 404 S 3rd St, Cbus.

EARLYJAS Open Jam Session, Sunday's 2-5: Dec 15 (and last Sunday of most months). Tune books available at the session. Also at the British American Club, 8564 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg OH 44087, (330) 963 6370.

Here’s what we know of regular Hot Jazz gigs around Ohio.
… It’s a good idea to call these places before heading out - things can change.
… If you know of something we should have on here, please let us know!
… For national listings we recommend the Syncopated Times -

Balboa House Party by CBal - Mickey's Bar, 1230 W 5th Ave, Grandview 43212.  Last Monday's of the month.

Swingin' Tuesdays by SwingColumbus - Every Tuesday, no partner needed - 7:30 drop-in East Coast Swing lesson; 8 - 10:15 Social dance. DJ or live band. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 S 3rd St, Cbus. See the whole calendar for lessons + more!

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 area). Wed's 8-11. Info: 419-517-1045.

Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra - Clintonville Woman's Club3951 N High St, Cbus. Pretty much EVERY Monday night 7:30 - 10 for over 20 years, 22 of Ohio's best jazz artists come together and play amazing big band jazz - a kissin' cousin and 1st-gen descendant of hot jazz!  A great night out put on by very good friends to COHJS.

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Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber is a Proud Sponsor of Happy Music! For more about our senior living + services, please call 614.228.8888 or visit

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And we're also grateful to the Columbus Foundation Community Arts Fund and the Ingram-White Castle Foundation for their generous support.

And we're also grateful to the Greater Columbus Arts Council for their generous support too!

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