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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



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


ColaJazz Fest Opening Remarks


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 Remarks2018-02-04T13:53:29+00:00

ColaJazz Festival 2018 Press Release


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 Release2017-11-25T13:48:33+00:00

Chris Potter to Headline Inaugural ColaJazz Festival


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 Festival2017-11-18T11:34:17+00:00

Remembering Skipp at the 2017 SC Jazz Festival


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 Festival2017-10-26T13:31:49+00:00