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Jazz for Young People Concerts

2019-10-15T14:07:33-04:00

On a Friday morning in June, about 700 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and the Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County experienced jazz music! They learned about the history of jazz, the different instruments and the sounds they make, and how

Jazz for Young People Concerts2019-10-15T14:07:33-04:00

ColaJazz in the Schools

2019-09-30T20:07:35-04:00

ColaJazz is one of fifteen arts organizations chosen to beta-test the new Jazz at Lincoln Center After-School Content. ColaJazz is able to present this new jazz curriculum to underserved schools and young people by partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. "We know from

ColaJazz in the Schools2019-09-30T20:07:35-04:00

ColaJazz Plays for Senior-Living Community

2019-08-31T12:40:31-04:00

Mark Rapp, Founder and Director of Colajazz, is passionate about bringing the sounds and message of Jazz music to everyone and creating work for musicians. He stated, "Whether we are playing for one or one-thousand, ColaJazz Outreach serves our communities - period." Recently, ColaJazz Outreach sent two

ColaJazz Plays for Senior-Living Community2019-08-31T12:40:31-04:00

Playing for the Children and Staff at the Children’s Hospital

2019-08-22T16:12:03-04:00

Part of ColaJazz's multifaceted efforts to support the Midlands community comes in the form of sleepy-eyed jazz musicians arriving at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital before 10AM and promptly filling the lobby and upper floors with the sounds of jazz music. It might be a duo, trio or

Playing for the Children and Staff at the Children’s Hospital2019-08-22T16:12:03-04:00

Drink Small Day Celebration

2019-07-31T14:44:31-04:00

July 30th is officially known as "Drink Small Day" in Columbia, SC. ColaJazz in partnership with the White Mule, Cottontown Soul Society, Freeway Music and Sara Williams celebrated our beloved Blues Doctor with speeches, music, and awesome community fellowship! Shelley Magee of the Cottontown Soul Society said,

Drink Small Day Celebration2019-07-31T14:44:31-04:00

Jazz Musicians in Demand

2019-07-14T16:13:41-04:00

On July 10, 2019, the Founder and CEO of ColaJazz, Mark Rapp, interviewed with Mike Switzer on his popular program the "South Carolina Business Review". The South Carolina Business Review focuses on news from South Carolina's business community with interviews of leaders from around the state. "It

Jazz Musicians in Demand2019-07-14T16:13:41-04:00

Koger Center Jazz 2019/2020 Season

2019-07-05T13:12:24-04:00

The Koger Center for the Arts​ is proud to introduce the inaugural, groundbreaking season of Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz! ColaJazz Founder and CEO Mark Rapp says, "I'm very proud of the work we've done with the Koger Center for the Arts. It has been

Koger Center Jazz 2019/2020 Season2019-07-05T13:12:24-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Niles Lewis

2019-06-26T13:51:13-04:00

Niles Lewis is a dynamic player with a fun, energetic personality. He has a well-earned reputation for making the most intriguing facial expressions during his adventurous and thoughtful solos and is simply a joy to listen to, work with, watch and be around. He recently joined up

Artist Spotlight: Niles Lewis2019-06-26T13:51:13-04:00

Jazz at Lincoln Center Visits Columbia

2019-04-11T13:00:23-04:00

ColaJazz in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, the Auntie Karen Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center presented their 2nd after-school jazz enrichment workshop with some amazing kids at Midway Elementary in Cassatt, SC (a small town located 1-hour outside of Columbia). ColaJazz

Jazz at Lincoln Center Visits Columbia2019-04-11T13:00:23-04:00