ColaJazz TripSavvy

THE ART OF THE QUICK PIVOT

ColaJazz was listed in one of the Top-10 travel information sites in the world! What an honor to be included in TripSavvy’s article, “How Tourism Businesses Are Pivoting During the Pandemic” alongside people and businesses from California and New York! TripSavvy has millions of website visitors each month! What an awesome opportunity to grow our … Read more

Mark Rapp SC ETV

COLAJAZZ Talks COVID-19 Pandemic with SC-ETV

ColaJazz Founder Mark Rapp Talks COVID-19 Pandemic with SC-ETV. South Carolina ETV aired a segment on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on SC musicians. CEO & Founder of the ColaJazz Foundation, Mark Rapp, was included alongside Charlton Singleton, Walter Hemingway and Terence Young. This is what Mark had to say…

Summer jazz Camp

Jazz Camp 2020 Roundup

Our 4th annual Summer Jazz Camp was anything but normal and what an amazing thing that was! Offering 48 courses over four days, we had 21 faculty ranging from acclaimed local jazz educators to NEA Jazz Masters and GRAMMY-award nominees teaching from New Orleans, New York, California, Missouri and South Carolina. Students were tuning in … Read more

Summer Jazz Camp

ColaJazz Summer Camp

July 16-19, 2020 we will host our 4th annual Summer Jazz Camp with world-renowned instructors. Priced at $15 per course, there is something for everyone of all levels and all ages. There are courses for the novice to the professional to the jazz fan who wants to learn about jazz history. We even have a … Read more

SC Youth Jazz Orchestra

SC Youth Jazz Orchestra

The ColaJazz Foundation who has brought to Columbia, SC an annual jazz festival, an annual summer jazz camp, Jazz for Young People concerts with the ColaJazz Little Big Band at the Koger Center for the Arts, after-school jazz workshops in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, quarterly and monthly world-class performances and more(!) is proud … Read more

Tommy Embrich

The debut, independent percussion album from Tommy Embrich

Tommy Embrich is a freelancing percussionist, composer, and educator living in Columbia, SC. He currently holds positions as percussion accompanist for the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance, and applied drum set lessons instructor for Columbia Arts Academy, aside performing with independent projects throughout the South Carolina region. His debut album Euneirophrenia … Read more

ColaJazz Statement of Cultural Equity

The ColaJazz Foundation is dedicated to bringing people together. We are an organization that celebrates the unique music created by Africans and black Americans who, out of a terrible darkness, gave us one of the brightest cultural lights the world has ever seen, jazz. Jazz continues to be a living statement of democracy in action. … Read more

Ellis Marsalis on Piano Jazz with marian McPartland

Ellis Marsalis on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died at the age of 85. His death was announced in tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jazz at Lincoln Center, where his son Wynton is managing and artistic director. He reportedly went into the hospital over the weekend with symptoms … Read more