UPCOMING EVENTS.

  • LIVEstream: Parker’s Back

    Parker’s Back is an acoustic Americana quartet that plays everything from traditional folk to vint...

    October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Jazz on the River

    Join us for Columbia’s premier jazz event – Jazz on the River! Hosted at The Front every...

    October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020

    at The Front Coffee and Tap
  • Smooth Jazz Nights at Main Course

    Come out and enjoy Smooth Jazz Night at Main Course featuring David Glymph. Drink, eat, and enjoy a ...

    October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    One event on October 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    One event on October 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    One event on October 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    at The Main Course

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.

  • Celebrating Paul Bodamer
    This past weekend, I was asked to give a eulogy for Paul Bodamer. This is what I said… “Life is like the oil within a lamp. It can be measured, but the pace at which it burns depends on how … Read more
  • 2020 SC Jazz Festival Press Release
    The 2020 SC Jazz Festival presents a full week of streaming jazz concerts October 18-24, 2020… and it’s all FREE!  Celebrate Dizzy’s 103rd birthday and enjoy a world-class jazz festival wherever you are on your favorite streaming devices. The 2020 SC Jazz festival features … Read more
  • CCSO Fall Virtual Conference
    We’re thrilled to announce that ColaJazz will be a featured session at the Cox Campus Fall Virtual Conference. Our partners at Foundations, Inc., along with the Atlanta Speech School and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, are hosting an exciting afternoon … 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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