On a Friday morning in June, about 700 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and the Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County experienced jazz music! They learned about the history of jazz, the different instruments
ColaJazz is one of fifteen arts organizations chosen to beta-test the new Jazz at Lincoln Center After-School Content. ColaJazz is able to present this new jazz curriculum to underserved schools and young people by partnering with the Boys & Girls
Mark Rapp, Founder and Director of Colajazz, is passionate about bringing the sounds and message of Jazz music to everyone and creating work for musicians. He stated, "Whether we are playing for one or one-thousand, ColaJazz Outreach serves our communities
Part of ColaJazz's multifaceted efforts to support the Midlands community comes in the form of sleepy-eyed jazz musicians arriving at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital before 10AM and promptly filling the lobby and upper floors with the sounds of jazz music.
Jabbo Smith (December 24, 1908 - January 16, 1991) was born Cladys Smith in Pembroke, Georgia. He was mentioned in a previous post as being the #2 trumpeter in Jazz, which is pretty incredible considering the many talented horn players
July 30th is officially known as "Drink Small Day" in Columbia, SC. ColaJazz in partnership with the White Mule, Cottontown Soul Society, Freeway Music and Sara Williams celebrated our beloved Blues Doctor with speeches, music, and awesome community fellowship! Shelley