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HOUSE RESOLUTION SALUTES MARK RAPP AS AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ

2018-02-21T00:09:22+00:00

HOUSE RESOLUTION SALUTES MARK RAPP AS AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ FOR THE CITY OF COLUMBIA AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia, SC, Feb 20th, 2018: On Thursday, February 8th, during the morning legislative session, House Representatives Kirkman Finlay and Beth Bernstein presented jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp with

HOUSE RESOLUTION SALUTES MARK RAPP AS AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ 2018-02-21T00:09:22+00:00

ColaJazz Fest Opening Remarks

2018-02-04T13:53:29+00:00

Welcome to the 1st annual ColaJazz Festival! My name is Mark Rapp, founder of ColaJazz and in partnership with the Music Farm Columbia, producer of this, our 2018 ColaJazz Festival. I firmly believe Columbia, our capital city, ought to be the cultural hub offering the best in

ColaJazz Fest Opening Remarks 2018-02-04T13:53:29+00:00

ColaJazz Festival 2018 Press Release

2017-11-25T13:48:33+00:00

GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and Columbia, SC native 
Chris Potter returns home to headline the 2018 ColaJazz Festival. Columbia, SC, Nov 22nd, 2017: Grammy-nominated artist Chris Potter, arguably the best living saxophonist in jazz, will headline the 2018 ColaJazz Festival in Columbia on Feb 3, 2018. Potter grew up

ColaJazz Festival 2018 Press Release 2017-11-25T13:48:33+00:00

Chris Potter to Headline Inaugural ColaJazz Festival

2017-11-18T11:34:17+00:00

Thanks to the Jordan Lawrence and the FreeTimes for the write-up on our inaugural ColaJazz Fest! Please visit the original post: https://www.free-times.com/music/chris-potter-to-headline-inaugural-colajazz-festival/article_125ebe3c-c0bd-11e7-aef4-1fa54932a2e4.html Jazz in Columbia is doing pretty good. With local artists taking over last night’s First Thursday on Main art crawl with a mini jazz fest

Chris Potter to Headline Inaugural ColaJazz Festival 2017-11-18T11:34:17+00:00

Remembering Skipp at the 2017 SC Jazz Festival

2017-10-26T13:31:49+00:00

I, Mark Rapp, had the honor of hosting and playing the headlining concert at the 2017 SC Jazz Festival for the Dizzy Gillespie's Centennial Celebration. It was an amazing evening filled with fiery trumpeters, Eleazar Shaffer and Jon Thornton, accompanied by the up-and-coming, saxophone phenom, Ben Eidson,

Remembering Skipp at the 2017 SC Jazz Festival 2017-10-26T13:31:49+00:00

Licks Are Good For You

2017-08-15T15:42:59+00:00

Recently, someone asked me about licks and stated that "using saxophone licks is not improvising." I agree with that statement, but only to a point. After all, licks are like vocabulary. It's all about how you put things together in the moment. Someone with a good vocabulary

Licks Are Good For You 2017-08-15T15:42:59+00:00

ColaJazz Launches New Music Series

2017-08-14T15:26:26+00:00

ColaJazz Creates More Gigs for Local Jazz Musicians Columbia, SC, August 14th, 2017: ColaJazz.com founder Mark Rapp is determined to grow Columbia’s jazz scene. Now, Mark Rapp (2016 Jasper Magazine’s Artist of the Year in Music) and Rosso Trattoria owner Richard Couture, are teaming up to offer

ColaJazz Launches New Music Series 2017-08-14T15:26:26+00:00

Anonymous Sponsor

2017-07-17T15:24:10+00:00

We are delighted and humbled to receive a $100 sponsorship from a very generous soul who believes in ColaJazz’s mission to grow, elevate and bolster the jazz community in and around Columbia, SC through recordings, events, education and providing an organized resource for all things jazz. Their

Anonymous Sponsor 2017-07-17T15:24:10+00:00

Anonymous Sponsor

2017-07-09T14:16:41+00:00

We are delighted and humbled to receive a Charlie Parker level $200 sponsorship from a very generous soul who believes in ColaJazz’s mission to grow, elevate and bolster the jazz community in and around Columbia, SC through recordings, events, education and providing an organized resource for all

Anonymous Sponsor 2017-07-09T14:16:41+00:00

Musicians Roundtable July 8

2018-02-25T22:32:57+00:00

On Friday, July 7, we had the first of hopefully many meetings with the jazz artists who are making Columbia, SC and its surrounding areas culturally rich, musically vibrant and simply an exciting place live and create. Mark Rapp invited jazz musicians around town to a group

Musicians Roundtable July 8 2018-02-25T22:32:57+00:00