Well, we thought we were back, but it looks like COVID's back too. So we're trying to keep live events on the schedule while still searching for that ever-elusive sensible path to keeping people and our events reasonably healthy while still "getting our lives back" to some extent. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR ONGOING EVENT UPDATES. In the meantime, be kind, be safe, swing it hard, and please use a lot of backbeat!
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Open Community Jam + Dance
STILL ON! Wed Sept 8th, 8 til 11 Monthly Every 2nd Wed ... Oct 13, Nov 10, etc. As always 100% FREE and open to the public!
We're going to go ahead with this Sept jam at the Rambling House Music Bar, 310 E Hudson Street, Columbus. PLEASE NOTE NEW HOUSE POLICY: Rambling House has implemented a new "house policy" requiring that all guests provide PROOF of VACCINATION or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of entry. They WILL be checking at the door. Please see their website for details.
As always, a fun, supportive environment with plenty of people there happy to share and help with tunes or dance steps. Come to play, come to dance, or just come to check it out! Thanks to our friends at SwingColumbus and CBal for helping out + joining in.
NEW PLAYERS, please don't hesitate to bring your instrument and join us right at the start for a low-pressure and learning-friendly first set. We'll start with easier songs backed with seasoned musicians to help you figure it out. We also will have a few legal fake books on hand. Hit up our Learn+Play It page for some tips on how this works, links to legal fake books and lead sheets, and more. Interested but not sure if it's for you? Watch videos of previous jams, how it works, + more info.
FALL COHJS HOT JAZZ SHOWS:
We've scheduled dates for our Fall shows aiming to get back to normal.
NOTE: All Fall shows are on a Sunday.
Sept 19 - Clintonville Woman's Club - CANCELED... sadly. Seems best, altho again we're aware that some of our friends think this makes sense and others are disappointed.
Oct 10 - Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers 2 - 5 pm at Clintonville Woman's Club. We're saying this is on for now, but of course it'll depend on the public health situation as we get closer to the date. We'll obviously keep the website updated and keep you informed via our email list as we get closer to the date.
Show Admission Price is DOWN! $10 LESS for the October show.
COHJS and SwingColumbus Members now $5 ... General Admission now $10
Music educators + music students FREE! All other students $5 MEMBERSHIP NOTE: If you were a member in 2020, your membership has automatically been extended for 2021.
Nov 21FALL HARVEST OF BANDS 1:30 - 6:30 pm at the fabulous historic Valley Dale Ballroom! THREE BANDS: Featuring the Cakewalkin' Jass Band from Toledo, the Midwest All-Stars, and a third band to be named.. Stay tuned for the full line up of great Hot Jazz bands...
- And same as the October show, please check back as we get closer to the date!
We are excited to hold our flagship Fall Harvest event at the Valley Dale Ballroom - a venue that fits the music perfectly! Valley Dale is one of the nationally renowned Ballrooms of the “Big Band” era of the 30’s and 40’s. Many famous Big Bands and entertainers, including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and many more have appeared at Valley Dale. You won't want to miss hearing Hot Jazz in this fantastic setting!
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If you hear of any other / similar events which people would like to hear about please let us know - just reply to this email.
Listen ~ Dance ~ Play, live & local!
Keep safe ... keep in touch with friends ... keep the joy!