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Jam ... Rocktober! ... Workshop

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Open Community Jam & Dance - This Wed Oct 9, 8 til ???
The Rambling House, 310 E Hudson St, Cbus
Free to all ... musicians, dancers, and fans!
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SwingColumbus' ROCKTOBER
Intensive Lindy Hop Weekend
Oct 11 - 13
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Last Trad Jazz Workshop of 2019 - Wed, Oct 16, 8 pm
The Rambling House, 310 E Hudson St, Cbus
8 - 9 workshop ~ Whirlybirds 9 til late!
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Sunday, Oct 27 - what a day!
Swing Dance lesson 11-1 ... $20 INCLUDES show admission
Free Charleston lesson 1-2
Sunset Stomp Jazz Band 2-5!

Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N High St, Cbus
BYOB ~ great dance floor

Open Jam and Dance

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Wed, Oct 9, 8 - 11

~ Every 2nd Wed - also Nov 13, Dec 11 ~
FREE for fans, dancers, AND musicians!

Now in its 2nd Year! Thanks to SwingColumbus and CBal aka Columbus Balboa Dancers.
At the Rambling House Music Bar. A year later and still a kick. Who knew?! 

Check the map for parking - and if you could use a hand with parking please email us ahead or hit us at the door and we'll be glad to help.

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

There's a whole lot of sharing on both the dance floor + the band stand. 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!

NEW PLAYERS - bring your instrument and join us for a low-key and learning-friendly set at 7:30! The first hour of the night will be an extended set featuring songs that are friendly for beginners, and backed by seasoned pros.

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.

WORKSHOP - Last One of 2019

Wed, Oct 16, 8 - 9
The Rambling House, 310 E Hudson St, Cbus
Have you enjoyed our monthly hot jazz jams?
Do you want to go deeper into the style?

Whirlybirds Birthday Party after the workshop 9 - 11!

Catch the last trad jazz Workshop of 2019. Take a deep dive into a few trad jazz songs, learn them by ear, and play around with them in a small group setting. Hit up for a whole bunch more - links to learn by, resources, tips, and etc. RSVP on our FB!

ALL ARE WELCOME- bring your instrument and settle in to our newest monthly series! We'll pass along practical applications that will help you enjoy a jam more + contribute quicker. There will be lead sheets and jam packets at the event. (Be a nerd - study ahead on the Learn+Play page.)Led by two professional music educators:
Lauren Spavelko, music faculty at Otterbein, BS in Music Ed, MS in Composition, international award winning performer and composer.
Joe Brenneman, professional swing and trad jazz performer (reeds, vocals), recently best known as reedman + vocals for the Whirlybirds. BS in clarinet performance, instructor at Musicologie (and COHJS Board Member - thanks for serving Joe!).Check the map for parking in the area. And if you could use a hand with parking please email us ahead or hit us at the door and we'll be glad to help.

Then at 9, join us and the Whirlybirds for a special BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Fri- Sun, Oct 11-13 
Intensive Lindy Hop Weekend by the dedicated members of SwingColumbus.
Live Music & DJs ... Competitions ... Intensive Workshops ... a weekend-long intensive, progressive, instructional event. Kickstart your lindy technique to the next level, dance to live bands, compete for prizes, and HAVE FUN!

Get all the info at

There's more! Click here to see everything that's going on -
Sunday Oct 27
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Swing Dance Lessons
Free Charleston Lesson
Sunset Stomp Jazz Band

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The Sunset Stomp Jazz Band is back from Indiana from 2-5.
 ... but before that ...
- Swing Dance Lessons by SwingColumbus from 11-1 ... $20 for the lesson AND the show!
- FREE Charleston lesson from 1-2 right before the show.

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We could really use your support in 2019! Memberships cover maybe 40% of the cost of bands + venues. Plus membership PARTICIPATION at any level helps a LOT with grants!
For as little as $10 for an individual you can make a huge difference in keeping hot jazz live + near home!

★ Join at the door to enjoy the SPECIAL OFFER member price that day. ★
Admission $15 Members, $20 General Public, $10 Swing Columbus Members
ALWAYS FREE for music students and music educators!
 Special 1/2 Price ~ 1/2 Year 2019 Membership ♪
Join or Renew ONLINE NOW!
Credit + Debit cards + PayPal
Why Join?
Door admission receipts cover maybe 40% of the cost of a show.

Memberships cover the great majority of the rest.
     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 $10 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!
or print this, fill in the info:
Name: __________________________________
Address: _________________________________
City, State, ZIP: _____________________________
Email: ___________________@_______________
Individual $10 [__] Family $15 [__] Sustaining $25 [__]
Sponsor $63 [__] ... 2 free admissions to all events.
Patron $125 [__] … 4 free admissions to all events!
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.

     We have a BOARD POSITION AVAILABLE!  Got a passion for this stuff?  Extra credit for strength in social media, email marketing (MailChimp), negotiating sponsorships, relationships with music educators in Central Ohio at secondary and university levels, and with the dancing community. Please introduce yourself to a board member.
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

ROCKTOBER 2019 Fri- Sun, Oct 11-13 
Intensive Lindy Hop Weekend by the dedicated members of SwingColumbus.
Live Music & DJs ... Competitions ... Intensive Workshops from Friday thru Sunday.
Get all the info at

EARLYJAS Open Jam Session, Sunday's 2-5: Oct 27, Nov 24, 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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