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

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 jazz for Young People Concerts

Jazz for Young People Concerts

On a Friday morning in June, about 700 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and the Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County experienced jazz music! They learned about the history of jazz, the different instruments and the sounds they make, and how jazz brings us together. The concert was a … Read more

SC Jazz Musicians Play for Children

Playing for the Children and Staff at the Children’s Hospital

Part of ColaJazz’s multifaceted efforts to support the Midlands community comes in the form of sleepy-eyed jazz musicians arriving at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital before 10AM and promptly filling the lobby and upper floors with the sounds of jazz music. It might be a duo, trio or even a New Orlean’s style brass band, but … Read more

Koger Center Jazz by ColaJazz

Koger Center Jazz 2019/2020 Season

The Koger Center for the Arts​ is proud to introduce the inaugural, groundbreaking season of Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz! ColaJazz Founder and CEO Mark Rapp says, “I’m very proud of the work we’ve done with the Koger Center for the Arts. It has been a long road with a lot of meetings, … Read more

USC ColaJazz Camp July 18-21

USC ColaJazz Camp Dates Announced

Our summer camp dates will be July 18th-21st! We’ll have two 1/2 days on Thursday and Friday and two full days on Saturday and Sunday! Please join the Facebook group for the latest information: https://www.facebook.com/usccolajazzcamp Registration will open soon! But first, we have a 2019 Festival on March 2nd!

colajazz colonoscopy

ColaJazz Partners with Lexington Medical

ColaJazz is partnering with Lexington Medical Center, The South Carolina Gastroenterology Association, Consultants in Gastroenterology and WIS TV to offer 5 colonoscopies, at no cost to Columbia Jazz community males 45-years and older (African-American) or 50-years and older (all others) who are uninsured. Colonoscopies can cost in the thousands and we’re proud to be able … Read more

2018 Great Day in Columbia Photo & Jam Session

It was a GREAT DAY in COLUMBIA JAZZ on Sunday, August 12th when over 70 local jazz stars showed up to shine! It was moving to watch everyone greet each other, smile, tell stories and enjoy each other’s company. This is what jazz music does – it brings people together in harmony! I cannot thank … Read more