UPCOMING EVENTS.

  • Big Band Holidays with Wynton Marsalis

    Big Band Holidays Jazz w/ Wynton Marsalis Thursday 12/9/2021 7:30 PM Johnson Hall Auditorium THIS EV...

    December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Darla Moore School of Business
  • Mark Rapp Trio at Halls Chophouse

    Mark Rapp at Halls Chophouse

    A key part of the steakhouse dining experience is the classic music you get to hear piped into the d...

    December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    One event on December 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    One event on December 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    at Halls Chophouse Columbia
  • tim daisy, jacob wick, luke stewart

    this is the fifth and final show of  percussionist/composer tim daisy’s monthly jazz series f...

    December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at if ART Gallery

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.

  • Membership Launch Party
    On Sunday, August 29th, we hosted our first ever Membership Drive launching our brand new ColaJazz Membership initiative. Over 150 people turned up to support jazz and celebrate our Columbia Jazz scene at the 701 Whaley Market! “Jazz is all … Read more
  • 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

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.