UPCOMING EVENTS.

  • Jazz on the River

    Jazz on the River is a free outdoor music event that takes place every Thursday from 6:00 – 9...

    September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Live in the Lobby: Gilad Heckselman

    Gilad Heckselman

    Koger Center Jazz • Gilad Hekselman Thursday, September 29, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. Koger Center Presen...

    September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Koger Center for the Arts
  • Jazz Party at The Aristocrat

    A good old fashioned jazz party at The Aristocrat! The Amos Hoffman Trio plays the first set then op...

    September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at The Aristocrat

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.

  • NYC TO SC: LIVE IN THE LOBBY 2022
    TAKE THE A TRAIN TO SODA CITY The Koger Center for the Arts and ColaJazz present the 2022 season of Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz! Experience exciting jazz concerts featuring top NYC jazz cats performing alongside local and … Read more
  • 2022 SUMMER ADULT JAZZ CAMP
    What an incredible jazz camp weekend it was! Ages 18 to 78 came together to study and play jazz. We had theory classes, applied improvisation class, specialized sectional work, tons of playing in combos, masterclasses on the Alexander Technique and … Read more
  • 2022 SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
    It was an epic 4 days at Dreher High School where 7 combos and 3 Big Bands comprised of Middle and High School jazz cats all gathered to deep dive into JAZZ at the 2022 R1/ColaJazz Summer Jazz Camp! Students … 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.

SPONSORS.

We are deeply thankful for those who step up to support the arts & culture in our city and take an active role in making Columbia an exciting and fulfilling place to live, work and play.