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

Tommy Embrich

The debut, independent percussion album from Tommy Embrich

Tommy Embrich is a freelancing percussionist, composer, and educator living in Columbia, SC. He currently holds positions as percussion accompanist for the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance, and applied drum set lessons instructor for Columbia Arts Academy, aside performing with independent projects throughout the South Carolina region. His debut album Euneirophrenia … Read more

Ellis Marsalis on Piano Jazz with marian McPartland

Ellis Marsalis on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died at the age of 85. His death was announced in tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jazz at Lincoln Center, where his son Wynton is managing and artistic director. He reportedly went into the hospital over the weekend with symptoms … 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

Amazon Prime Jazz Films

Amazon Prime Jazz Films

Check out the amazing jazz films on Amazon Prime! Great jazz movies and jazz documentaries for your enjoyment and edutainment! Here are a few of our picks… The Jazz Ambassadors Bolden Bill Evans Time Remembered Count Basie – At Carnegie Hall Icons Among Us The Case Of The Three Sided Dream Sun Ra – A … Read more

ColaJazz Summer Camp 2020

ColaJazz Camp 2020 Announced

We are so excited to be entering our 4th year offering a world-class summer jazz camp! SAVE THE DATE: July 16-19, 2020 [fusion_button link=”http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&dates=20200716T160000Z%2F20200719T235500Z&text=ColaJazz%20Camp&location=Columbia%2C%20SC&details=The%20ColaJazz%20Camp%20is%20our%20premier%20jazz%20education%20event%20welcoming%20all%20ages%20and%20all%20levels.%20Our%20world-class%20educators%20guide%20you%20to%20your%20next%20breakthrough%20with%20fun%2C%20inviting%20and%20encouraging%20methodology.” text_transform=”uppercase” title=”ColaJazz Camp” target=”_blank” link_attributes=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” type=”flat” border_radius=”0″ size=”large” stretch=”yes” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]Add to Google Calendar[/fusion_button] Join the ColaJazz Camp’s Facebook page: https://facebook.com/colajazzcamp Stay up-to-date with ColaJazz announcements and join … Read more