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
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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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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