Drink Small Day Celebration


July 30th is officially known as "Drink Small Day" in Columbia, SC. ColaJazz in partnership with the White Mule, Cottontown Soul Society, Freeway Music and Sara Williams celebrated our beloved Blues Doctor with speeches, music, and awesome community fellowship! Shelley Magee of the Cottontown Soul Society said,

Drink Small Day Celebration2019-07-31T14:44:31-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Niles Lewis


Niles Lewis is a dynamic player with a fun, energetic personality. He has a well-earned reputation for making the most intriguing facial expressions during his adventurous and thoughtful solos and is simply a joy to listen to, work with, watch and be around. He recently joined up

Artist Spotlight: Niles Lewis2019-06-26T13:51:13-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Terence Young


Terence Young is one of Columbia's more popular smooth jazz guitarists. He has notable billboards around town and "The Terence Young Experience" shows are often sold out. He has shared the stage with renown recording artists such as The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Al Jarreau, Babyface and Angie

Artist Spotlight: Terence Young2019-04-08T10:59:58-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Eboni Ramm


Eboni Ramm is one of precious lights in the Columbia jazz community - you just feel good when she is around. She is naturally a supportive person, soulful and insightful. She has the heart of a teacher and a passion for jazz. She does some amazing work

Artist Spotlight: Eboni Ramm2019-04-08T11:00:04-04:00

This Week in Jazz: Don Lamond


This week in Jazz, we have the birth of American Jazz drummer, Donald Douglas Lamond, Jr. He was born August 18, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, although raised in Washington, DC. He is known for his trademark drumming style, which he displayed with explosive power and high

This Week in Jazz: Don Lamond2018-08-16T08:46:07-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Abiud Flores


Abiud Flores is a family man, a military man, and an amazing musician who is a true joy to listen to and to make music with. He is kind, humble and lives a life of gratitude. When I first met Abiud, he was a little shy in

Artist Spotlight: Abiud Flores2019-04-08T11:00:20-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Carl Payne


Carl Payne is man of few words. He's direct, humble and kind. He's also a solid trumpeter and has taken on the difficult task of running a Big Band. This is no small endeavor and we in Columbia, SC are lucky to have him around. I had

Artist Spotlight: Carl Payne2019-04-08T11:00:13-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Kyle Whitlock


Kyle Whitlock is a very unassuming cat, but he has a rich, colorful history - he's shared the stage with Delbert McClinton and once played piano at a private reception for former President Gerald Ford. He's quiet, he's friendly, he's good people. He plays with a wide

Artist Spotlight: Kyle Whitlock2019-04-08T11:00:27-04:00

Artist Spotlight: Dick Goodwin


Dick Goodwin is legendary in South Carolina and known in many parts of our planet. He's a soulful, sweet improviser on the trumpet, a fantastic pianist, awesome arranger from small groups to big bands, a great leader and a humble, intelligent, thoughtful man. He's soft spoken, but

Artist Spotlight: Dick Goodwin2019-04-08T11:00:35-04:00

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 Brewer2019-04-08T11:00:41-04:00