Mark Rapp Columbia SC Jazz Ambassador

Experience Columbia Ambassador

ColaJazz Foundation Executive Director Mark Rapp is named an “Experience Columbia Ambassador” for 2020 along with 3 other incredibly influential movers & shakers all working hard to make Columbia, SC an exciting place to live and work! Named SC Jazz Ambassador by the State Legislature in 2018, Rapp continues to be a champion of jazz … 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

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

ColaJazz SC Jazz Education

ColaJazz in the Schools

ColaJazz is one of fifteen arts organizations chosen to beta-test the new Jazz at Lincoln Center After-School Content. ColaJazz is able to present this new jazz curriculum to underserved schools and young people by partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. “We know from proven practice that jazz is a great community … Read more

ColaJazz Plays for Senior-Living Community

Mark Rapp, Founder and Director of Colajazz, is passionate about bringing the sounds and message of Jazz music to everyone and creating work for musicians. He stated, “Whether we are playing for one or one-thousand, ColaJazz Outreach serves our communities – period.” Recently, ColaJazz Outreach sent two jazz musicians to Discovery Village, a senior-living community … 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

Drink Small The Blues Doctor

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, ‘It was an absolute honor for us to … Read more