Most every Friday and Saturday, there is a straight-ahead jazz group performing from 5p-10p. Yum, yu...February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Halls Chophouse Columbia
Enjoy world-class jazz by guitarist Amos Hoffman and his trio every Friday evening (6:30p-9:30p) at ...February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at The Joint at 1710 Main
The South Carolina State Museum and ColaJazz invite you to Drink Small’s 90th Birthday Bash! We ar...February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at SC State Museum
WHAT WE DO.
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.
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.
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.
- Sun Ra Arkestra IntroductionOn Saturday, October 1, 2022, ColaJazz Executive Director, Mark Rapp, had the honor of introducing the world-famous Sun Ra Arkestra at the 2022 Jam Room Music Festival. Below is what he had to say and a video to go along … Read more
- NYC TO SC: LIVE IN THE LOBBY 2022TAKE 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 CAMPWhat 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
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.
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.