ColaJazz Crawl

ColaJazz Virtual Crawl

The majority of in-person jazz shows for the next month or so have been obliterated. ColaJazz has created a weekly virtual club crawl supporting our jazz artists and venues. Tune in every Wednesday night from 8p-9p at facebook.com/colajazz! WEDNESDAYS @ 8PM. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE: https://facebook.com/colajazz [fusion_button link=”https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E92LUUNSZ38E2&source=url” text_transform=”uppercase” title=”Support Your Local Jazz Artists” target=”_blank” … Read more

ColaJazz Online Tip Jar

Online Tip Jar

A new virtual tipping website for artists has launched. Since most of us can’t go out to our favorite jazz venue and more and more musicians are turning to streaming their shows, why not continue to support and tip our musicians who are being hit very, very hard. The ColaJazz Tip Jar (https://colajazz.com/tipjar) allows anyone … Read more

Teach Online Music Lessons

Teach Online Lessons

As many of our jazz musicians are looking to earn money by teaching online, we have gathered a handful of links to online lesson platforms which can expedite your efforts to be up and running in no time! We hope the following resources serve you well. We’re thinking of you and are here to help … Read more

Mark Rapp Columbia SC Jazz Ambassador

Experience Columbia Ambassador

ColaJazz Foundation Executive Director Mark Rapp is named an “Experience Columbia Ambassador” for 2020 along with 3 other incredibly influential movers & shakers all working hard to make Columbia, SC an exciting place to live and work! Named SC Jazz Ambassador by the State Legislature in 2018, Rapp continues to be a champion of jazz … Read more

Big Apple Dance

SC Jazz History: Big Apple Dance

“When the steps came together in a joyous dance, it had the power to bring people together.” Big band jazz otherwise known as Swing is the music that gets people moving. While big bands of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie were swinging the tunes, people were surely dancing around the room. Another famous … Read more

Gift of Story and Song

The “gift of story and song” runs through the African-American experience from slavery to the speeches of the first black president of the United States—and a portion of it emerged from the South Carolina lowcountry. Performed by Gullah people, slave songs such as “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” “Roll, Jordan, Roll,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble … Read more