The Mark Rapp Group presents sophisticated and cool jazz at The Joint. The Joint at 1710 Main Street...March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at The Joint at 1710 Main
Sam Scranton and Katherine Young make music together as Beautifufish. We fuse free improvisation wit...March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at ColaJazz: The Space
Benefit concert supporting local non-profit, Greenville Jazz Collective. Friday March 8th The Velo F...March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.
- 2023 COlaJazz Impact Report2023 was an exceptional year. Many significant milestones were achieved and a few mistakes happened too. Hey, it’s an authentic journey and an exciting one at that! View our 2023 Impact Report here. It’s the report you didn’t realize you … Read more
- 2023 Midlands GivesInvest for Impact When combined with other donations, $10 goes a long way! Your $10 contribution will: On Tuesday, May 2nd, the Midlands will come together to participate in Midlands Gives Day, an 18-hour giving challenge to raise funds for … Read more
- 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
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.