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Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society History in pictures
A random selection of photos from 1981 on .....

First Concert, 1981 - Yes, That's Al Sillman!

Chuz Alfred fills in with the New McKinney's Cotton Pickers, 1986 at the Valley Dale. (photo: Bob Byler)

Uniforms weren't the only things that were HOT at the Dixieland Rhythm Kings concert. so were Gary Carney and Gene Mayl. (1985, photo: Bob Byler)

An early "Reunion" of Terry Waldo's Gut Bucket Syncopators featured Susan Lamarche, vocals, in 1988s

Rusty Bryant was among the many stars that showed up for the Al Sillman party in Delaware, in 1989

A Holiday "Jazz and Jam" session included Mac Tooill on his ukelele (Dec. 1989)

Red Lehr stole the show when Jean Kittrell and the St. Louis Rivermen visited in 1990

The Tarnished Six made it to Columbus for a 1993 engagement

Eric Schneider, Chicago reed man, joined the gang for some excellent main-stream jazz. (1994 COHJS Spring Festival)

The Jim Cullum Band from San Antone lays it on an appreciative crowd. Local piano guy John Sheridan was featured on this gig in 1995

When Jim Dapogny brought his Chicago Jazz Band in, in 1996, it made the rental of a fine piano seem pretty cheap!

When Terry Waldo reappeared at the Grandview Inn in 1996, Ruth Brisbane swang the band!

Who said the youngsters don't enjoy good jazz! The boilermakers sure wowed them in 1997

We had a big party for Johnny Ulrich up in Worthington, which resulted in a CD and a wonderful night of good jazz with Johnny and his friends. (1997)

Ralph meets Johnny. The old friends have a mutual admiration. Perhaps one of our best nights, Ralph came back to Columbus (1998) for one last appearance. Ralph passed in 2002

The Charivari Jazz Band from Munich, Germany arrived as guests of the Toll House Jazz Band in 1998

Marty Grosz led a jazzy quartet in 1999 which included Randy Reinhart, Johnny Ulrich, Australian Murray Wall and Dan Block

Another hot mainstream jam occurred in the Crusader Club at Capitol University. Ken Peplowski was the headliner, and guests were Bob Butters and Eric Grieffenhagen.

2000 erupted when "Texas" met "Down Under" - Australian Bob Barnard and Jim Cullum were ably backed by Sid Townsend, Glen Kimmel and Johnny U.

The "Plectrum Spectrum" exploded all over the 2001 Fall Festival with the lineup of 3 "Band-Joes", Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers, Mike Evans' Toll House Jazz Band and Bob Adams' Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band

Dave and Nick Opperman brought their brand of humor and the New Reformation Band onto the stage of the Fawcett Center in 2002

Bob Havens bopped on over to give us a taste in 2002. He was ably assisted by Glenn Kimmel, Johnny Ulrich and from Cincy, Joe Lukasik of the Buffalo Ridge JB. (photo by Bob Butters)

The Heitger family, Ray, Duke and Nicole visited us in 2002. Gene Mayl and Johnny U. accompanied. The night was enhanced when Evan Christopher dropped in from a Jazz Arts Group gig and joined in the festivities.

Ed Polcer's "Swing Street" swung out on the Fawcett Center Stage. All Stars, it included John Cocuzzi, piano and vibes, Butch Miles, drums, Frank Tate, bass, Dan Barrett, trombone & piano, and Allan Vache, reeds.

The cozy upstairs room at Makoy Center was the scene of a musical triumph as Randy Reinhart and his Sticky Wicket Ramblers serenaded the troops. The Ramblers included, LtoR, Johnny Ulrich, Sid Townsend, Matt Wagner, Randy, Eric Greiffenhagen and Bob Butters (2003)

A wake is seldom solemn in the ranks of trad jazz. The Gutbucket Syncopators gathered to celebrate the lives of Terry Waldo's father, and those of Jim Snyder and Frank Powers. (Music Hall, 2003)

Bob Adams' Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band from Cincinnati

Mike Evan's Toll House Jazz Band from Columbus

We all lost a great friend and supporter Wally Nichols (left), in 2001. He was our COHJS Treasurer, trombone player, and leader of the Lower London Street Dixieland Band - we miss him sorely, and will always remember him.

Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers, Dayton/Cincinnati area