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Artist Spotlight: Nick Brewer


Nick Brewer. All you have to do is say his name and you have to smile. He is easily one of the most well-known musicians around Columbia, SC and one of the most interesting in character, attitude and artistry. His reputation precedes him in every way you

Artist Spotlight: Nick Brewer2018-05-29T07:49:39+00:00

Artist Spotlight: Jim Mings


Jim Mings is easily one of our greatest treasures. He is a beautiful cat inside and out, an encyclopedia of jazz songs, a brilliant guitarist, and one of the most interesting improvisers you'll experience. Whether he's playing a standard from the American songbook or a country tune,

Artist Spotlight: Jim Mings2018-05-22T09:36:21+00:00

Artist Spotlight: Shannon Pinkney


Shannon "True Blue" or "Deon Blue" Pinkney is a beautiful and fun pianist here in Columbia, SC. He always plays with a smile and exudes joy, calmness, and humility everywhere he goes. Listening to him is a treat as he aims for melodic expression and often interjects

Artist Spotlight: Shannon Pinkney2018-05-15T09:09:21+00:00

Columbia, SC Live Music Joints


Breaking down where you can break it down. Everyone should have a favorite local music spot. There are too many great dive bars, coffee shops + restaurants in town that offer live music every night of the week – from acoustic to rap to jazz – to

Columbia, SC Live Music Joints2018-05-08T14:17:05+00:00

Artist Spotlight: Zach Bingham


Zach Bingham is one of the most well-rounded musicians we have in the Columbia Jazz scene. He is a style wizard. He's also one of the most humble and nicest guys you'll meet. Zach started playing guitar at age six and soon progressed from rock to jazz

Artist Spotlight: Zach Bingham2018-05-09T10:50:55+00:00

Columbia, SC Recording Studios


Testing, testing 1, 2, 3 Calling all local musicians: go ahead and start planning out your Grammy acceptance speech. Columbia has several recording studios where you can channel your inner Jack White or Dr. Dre and turn your song ideas into real music – in some cases,

Columbia, SC Recording Studios2018-05-08T14:20:35+00:00

NEA Jazz Master, David Liebman, Announced as Master Clinician at 
USC ColaJazz Camp 2018


David Liebman, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and saxophone legend, has been announced as the Master Clinician for the USC ColaJazz Camp taking place on July 13-15, 2018. Liebman gained worldwide notoriety playing with Miles Davis. With a career stretching

NEA Jazz Master, David Liebman, Announced as Master Clinician at 
USC ColaJazz Camp 20182018-03-19T13:39:54+00:00

Anonymous Sponsor


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 Sponsor2019-01-07T11:12:14+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