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 regional to international jazz stars from South Carolina, New York, Brazil and more.

The Town of Cheraw did not let the COVID-19 pandemic stop their annual jazz festival. They turned to ColaJazz Foundation Executive Director Mark Rapp to create an online jazz festival experience. 

“Unprecedented times calls for unprecedented actions and teamwork,” says Mark Rapp. “The timeline is extraordinarily aggressive and most would say impossible; however, the Town of Cheraw, the festival’s supporting sponsors and ColaJazz were up for the challenge. I believe we have a festival that is incredible in its lineup and a powerful testament to overcoming obstacles. Overcoming is what jazz does!”

The 2020 SC Jazz Festival features a wide range of jazz talent including: GRAMMY-nominated artists Tia Fuller, Don Braden, Delfeayo Marsalis; NY jazz stars Alexa Tarantino and Steven Feifke; recent Savannah Jazz Hall of Fame inducted Eric Jones; pianist Kevin Bales and his Octet; Gino Castillo and Cuban trumpeter Julito Padron; artists from the Greenville Jazz Collective; the Charleston Jazz Orchestra; Columbia’s own “Little Big Band: the band that could!”; Brazilian vocalist Liz Rosa; Brazilian pianist Serge Frasunkiewicz; and more!

All shows and information can be found on the festival’s website: