USC ColaJazz Camp

What Happened at the 2018 USC ColaJazz Camp?

52 participants ages 14 – 83 of all levels and demographics took part in our 2018 USC ColaJazz Camp over a 3 day weekend! It was a phenomenal experience comprised of 8 combos, theory classes, specialized sectionals, concerts, jam sessions, a NEA Jazz Master giving not one, but two, master classes, a grand finale camp concert and … Read more

ColaJazz Community Discussion & Jam Session Summary

Thanks to everyone who came out this Monday night, March 19th, 2018. Amos, Sam and Brendan played a brilliant set of jazz standards to launch the event and it was nothing short of inspiring. Lee Snelgrove from OneColumbia filled us in on Amplify Columbia. Let your voice be heard! Fill out the survey now! We … Read more

ColaJazz Festival 2018

ColaJazz Fest Opening Remarks

Welcome to the 1st annual ColaJazz Festival! My name is Mark Rapp, founder of ColaJazz and in partnership with the Music Farm Columbia, producer of this, our 2018 ColaJazz Festival. I firmly believe Columbia, our capital city, ought to be the cultural hub offering the best in the arts. We can be and are showing … Read more

ColaJazz Festival 2018 Press Release

GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and Columbia, SC native 
Chris Potter returns home to headline the 2018 ColaJazz Festival. Columbia, SC, Nov 22nd, 2017: Grammy-nominated artist Chris Potter, arguably the best living saxophonist in jazz, will headline the 2018 ColaJazz Festival in Columbia on Feb 3, 2018. Potter grew up in Columbia, and graduated from Dreher High School. … Read more