2022 SUMMER ADULT JAZZ CAMP

What an incredible jazz camp weekend it was! Ages 18 to 78 came together to study and play jazz. We had theory classes, applied improvisation class, specialized sectional work, tons of playing in combos, masterclasses on the Alexander Technique and so much more! Our campers enjoyed extended time with world-class professional jazz musicians and highly-revered … Read more

2022 SUMMER JAZZ CAMP

It was an epic 4 days at Dreher High School where 7 combos and 3 Big Bands comprised of Middle and High School jazz cats all gathered to deep dive into JAZZ at the 2022 R1/ColaJazz Summer Jazz Camp! Students had the opportunity to play in small groups and large ensembles learning various jazz tunes, … Read more

ColaJazz Jazz in the School

ColaJazz Outreach Programs

There are some mornings when a few of us Jazz cats crawl out of bed before the sun rises. We get up and on the road to present a morning jazz concert at an elementary school located an hour away from downtown Columbia. There are some afternoons when a few jazz cats battle “Five O’clock” … Read more

Commissioned Jazz Painting at The Joint

Amos Hoffman and Mark Rapp teamed up to commission a jazz painting for The Joint at 1710 Main Street where the two perform regularly. They looked to local artist and supporter of Jazz, Ashley Berendzen. Inspired by the large images of jazz icons surrounding the stage at the famous NYC venue Smalls, Amos and Mark … Read more

Jack and Jazz Concert Series

JACK-N-JAZZ LIMITED CONCERT SERIES

Thursday, May 19th, kicks off a brand new, free and open-to-the-public jazz series brought to you by Jack Daniels, Bourbon, and the ColaJazz Foundation. Show up, enjoy the music and enjoy the spirits! Part of the proceeds from the specialty Jack Daniels cocktails will help fund our ColaJazz Outreach program at the Lexington Medical Center. … Read more

Snarky Puppy Ticket Giveaway

Snarky Puppy Ticket Giveaway

WIN TICKETS TO SEE SNARKY PUPPYSaturday, April 30Asheville, NC HOW:The more you do, the more chances you have… FOLLOW / SUBSCRIBEFollow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Eventbrite SHARE & TAGShare any of our social media posts on any platform and tag ColaJazzFacebook (@colajazz)Instagram (@colajazzscene)Twitter (@colajazzscene)YouTube (@colajazz) COMMENTTag at least 3 friends in the comment … Read more

Rapp on Jazz

Rapp on Jazz

All SC Public Radio Stations: Mon-Fri, 6:19 am, 8:19 am, and 1:39 pm | April 2022 Rapp on Jazz, co-produced by South Carolina Public Radio and the ColaJazz Foundation, highlights the Palmetto State’s connection to the history of jazz music and the current jazz scene. Join Mark Rapp, executive director of the foundation and host … Read more

Mitch Butler ColaJazz

Mitch Butler Is New Director of Jazz Education

Celebrated Jazz educator, performing and recording artist Dr. Mitch Butler becomes Director of Jazz Education with the ColaJazz Foundation. The ColaJazz Foundation is proud to announce that Dr. Mitch Butler is our Director of Jazz Education. Dr. Butler received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Performance from East Carolina University. Dr. Butler is also … Read more