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SC Youth Jazz Orchestra


The ColaJazz Foundation who has brought to Columbia, SC an annual jazz festival, an annual summer jazz camp, Jazz for Young People concerts with the ColaJazz Little Big Band at the Koger Center for the Arts, after-school jazz workshops in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, quarterly

SC Youth Jazz Orchestra2020-06-12T15:24:38-04:00

The debut, independent percussion album from Tommy Embrich


Tommy Embrich is a freelancing percussionist, composer, and educator living in Columbia, SC. He currently holds positions as percussion accompanist for the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance, and applied drum set lessons instructor for Columbia Arts Academy, aside performing with independent projects throughout

The debut, independent percussion album from Tommy Embrich2020-06-05T18:19:20-04:00

ColaJazz Statement of Cultural Equity


The ColaJazz Foundation is dedicated to bringing people together. We are an organization that celebrates the unique music created by Africans and black Americans who, out of a terrible darkness, gave us one of the brightest cultural lights the world has ever seen, jazz. Jazz continues to

ColaJazz Statement of Cultural Equity2020-06-03T13:20:52-04:00

ColaJazz Virtual Crawl


The majority of in-person jazz shows for the next month or so have been obliterated. ColaJazz has created a weekly virtual club crawl supporting our jazz artists and venues. Tune in every Wednesday night from 8p-9p at facebook.com/colajazz! WEDNESDAYS @ 8PM. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE: https://facebook.com/colajazz SECURELY

ColaJazz Virtual Crawl2020-03-25T13:42:14-04:00

Online Tip Jar


A new virtual tipping website for artists has launched. Since most of us can't go out to our favorite jazz venue and more and more musicians are turning to streaming their shows, why not continue to support and tip our musicians who are being hit very, very

Online Tip Jar2020-03-23T21:56:44-04:00

Teach Online Lessons


As many of our jazz musicians are looking to earn money by teaching online, we have gathered a handful of links to online lesson platforms which can expedite your efforts to be up and running in no time! We hope the following resources serve you well. We’re

Teach Online Lessons2020-03-21T10:10:38-04:00

Experience Columbia Ambassador


ColaJazz Foundation Executive Director Mark Rapp is named an "Experience Columbia Ambassador" for 2020 along with 3 other incredibly influential movers & shakers all working hard to make Columbia, SC an exciting place to live and work! Named SC Jazz Ambassador by the State Legislature in 2018,

Experience Columbia Ambassador2020-02-19T14:06:58-05:00

Gift of Story and Song


The “gift of story and song” runs through the African-American experience from slavery to the speeches of the first black president of the United States—and a portion of it emerged from the South Carolina lowcountry. Performed by Gullah people, slave songs such as “Michael, Row the Boat

Gift of Story and Song2020-02-19T12:14:07-05:00