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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Bringing Jazz to the Children’s Hospital


Music can make a child forget about illness. Recently, ColaJazz helped Prisma Health Children's Hospital celebrate Music Therapy Month by inviting children to our atrium for a special jazz concert.⁣ The healing power of jazz is real. Join us in making a difference with jazz! Give to

Bringing Jazz to the Children’s Hospital2019-04-08T22:36:48-04:00

ColaJazz Selected to Offer Jazz at Lincoln Center Pilot Program


ColaJazz is the only jazz organization in South Carolina selected to offer Jazz at Lincoln Center's after school pilot program. In partnership with the Auntie Karen Foundation, ColaJazz will implement the Jazz at Lincoln Center Afterschool Content (JALC-AC) to multiple Boys & Girls Clubs sites around South

ColaJazz Selected to Offer Jazz at Lincoln Center Pilot Program2019-04-04T16:35:34-04:00