As a jazz musician, you know better than most how jazz music can impact lives. We want to know more about what you feel and think. We’re asking musicians to participate in this short survey. Your responses will help shape ColaJazz programming, outreach, partnerships, communication – nearly everything we do. This is part of a … Read more

Midlands Jazz Beyond

Midlands Jazz & Beyond Group

Midlands Jazz & Beyond is a group dedicated to sharing JAZZ events in and around the Midlands. If you’re playing or hosting a jazz event in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Florence, Newberry, Aiken, Augusta, Hilton Head, or Savannah, we want to know about it! This is a JAZZ ONLY group. While there are many entertainment and … Read more

ColaJazz TripSavvy


ColaJazz was listed in one of the Top-10 travel information sites in the world! What an honor to be included in TripSavvy’s article, “How Tourism Businesses Are Pivoting During the Pandemic” alongside people and businesses from California and New York! TripSavvy has millions of website visitors each month! What an awesome opportunity to grow our … Read more

Mark Rapp SC ETV

COLAJAZZ Talks COVID-19 Pandemic with SC-ETV

ColaJazz Founder Mark Rapp Talks COVID-19 Pandemic with SC-ETV. South Carolina ETV aired a segment on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on SC musicians. CEO & Founder of the ColaJazz Foundation, Mark Rapp, was included alongside Charlton Singleton, Walter Hemingway and Terence Young. This is what Mark had to say…

Summer jazz Camp

Jazz Camp 2020 Roundup

Our 4th annual Summer Jazz Camp was anything but normal and what an amazing thing that was! Offering 48 courses over four days, we had 21 faculty ranging from acclaimed local jazz educators to NEA Jazz Masters and GRAMMY-award nominees teaching from New Orleans, New York, California, Missouri and South Carolina. Students were tuning in … Read more

Summer Jazz Camp

ColaJazz Summer Camp

July 16-19, 2020 we will host our 4th annual Summer Jazz Camp with world-renowned instructors. Priced at $15 per course, there is something for everyone of all levels and all ages. There are courses for the novice to the professional to the jazz fan who wants to learn about jazz history. We even have a … Read more

SC Youth Jazz Orchestra

SC Youth Jazz Orchestra

The ColaJazz Foundation who has brought to Columbia, SC an annual jazz festival, an annual summer jazz camp, Jazz for Young People concerts with the ColaJazz Little Big Band at the Koger Center for the Arts, after-school jazz workshops in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, quarterly and monthly world-class performances and more(!) is proud … Read more

ColaJazz Statement of Cultural Equity

The ColaJazz Foundation is dedicated to bringing people together. We are an organization that celebrates the unique music created by Africans and black Americans who, out of a terrible darkness, gave us one of the brightest cultural lights the world has ever seen, jazz. Jazz continues to be a living statement of democracy in action. … Read more