UPCOMING EVENTS.

  • Mark Rapp Quartet: Jazz Meets Disney

    JAZZ MEETS DISNEY

    Trumpeter Mark Rapp recorded 3 songs for Disney Jazz including his unique arrangements of “Circle ...

    June 11 @ 6:00 pm - June 12 @ 10:30 pm at The Jazz Corner
  • Music of Cole Porter: Mark Rapp Group

    Mark Rapp The Joint Music of Cole Porter

    Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, Cole Porter defied his grandfather’s wishes and took up m...

    June 12 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 26, 2021

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  • Sunday Brunch: Hot Club Noir

    Experience our contemporary brunch with a jazz twist as we welcome the newest addition to our family...

    June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm at The Joint at 1710 Main

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WHAT WE DO.

OUTREACH

Jazz is uplifting, instills hope, fuels healing and creates a lasting experience. From a parent seeing their child light up finding focus through the music, to a cancer patient forgetting about the pain for moment, to a troubled youth experiencing the possibilities of healthier communication and more, ColaJazz Outreach makes a difference. We strive to enrich and inspire the Midlands community by sharing jazz anywhere it is needed.

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EDUCATION

ColaJazz is the driving beat and resource for the best in jazz education. Having partnered with Jazz at Lincoln Center presenting and tailoring their after-school content to presenting Jazz for Young People concerts to 2,000 3rd graders to our annual summer jazz camp, ColaJazz Education is a powerful, engaging and exciting resource of curriculum, clinics, master classes and mentorship. ColaJazz Education brings the important history and value of jazz to life, supports local musicians, and offers programs to all ages of any background.

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PERFORMANCES

ColaJazz brings the world of jazz to life! ColaJazz has established an annual season presenting world-class jazz enriching our community with an annual Jazz Fest, quarterly “Live in the Lobby” programs with the Koger Center for the Arts, monthly “Dinner & Jazz” shows, LIVEstream concerts, special popup presentations and more. We aim to support our local artists and make our capital city a thriving center for jazz in SC.

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LATEST NEWS.

  • JAM: RIchland Library & Jazz
    We teamed up with Richland Library to reach new audiences of jazz lovers in the Midlands and to create awareness of the library’s extensive jazz collections. Below is a partial roundup of social media posts from April 2021! Jazz Appreciation … Read more
  • ColaJazz Presents…
    A collaboration between South Carolina Public Radio and The ColaJazz Foundation, ColaJazz Presents is a special limited series featuring performances from a diverse group of South Carolina’s top jazz musicians, plus interviews with the artists offering intimate perspectives into their lives, communities, and … Read more
  • 2021 ColaJazz Fest weekend
    The 2021 ColaJazz Fest weekend presents a an all local lineup and a mega jazz star Saturday, May 1, 7pm – 11pm at The Senate and Sunday, May 2, 7:30pm at the Koger Center for the Arts. A monumental moment … Read more

DO MORE.
BE MORE.
JAZZ MORE!

ColaJazz is dedicated to grow, promote and support the jazz community in the Midlands through events, education, recordings and advocacy in order to create a thriving culturally rich community.

The ColaJazz Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-minded SC jazz organization involving musicians, educators, patrons, students, and anyone who desires the development of our capital city’s arts heritage.

ColaJazz provides access to world class musicians, supports our own, invests in our future and does everything we can to ensure jazz has a home here in Columbia, SC.

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