Mark Rapp, SC Jazz Ambassador


HOUSE RESOLUTION SALUTES MARK RAPP AS AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ FOR THE CITY OF COLUMBIA AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia, SC, Feb 20th, 2018: On Thursday, February 8th, during the morning legislative session, House Representatives Kirkman Finlay and Beth Bernstein presented jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp with the framed resolution naming him jazz ambassador of … 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

Chris Potter to Headline Inaugural ColaJazz Festival

Thanks to the Jordan Lawrence and the FreeTimes for the write-up on our inaugural ColaJazz Fest! Please visit the original post: Jazz in Columbia is doing pretty good. With local artists taking over last night’s First Thursday on Main art crawl with a mini jazz fest and finding their way into new rooms (Chayz … Read more

ColaJazz Launches New Music Series

ColaJazz Creates More Gigs for Local Jazz Musicians Columbia, SC, August 14th, 2017: founder Mark Rapp is determined to grow Columbia’s jazz scene. Now, Mark Rapp (2016 Jasper Magazine’s Artist of the Year in Music) and Rosso Trattoria owner Richard Couture, are teaming up to offer three new jazz happenings at this popular Forest … Read more

AAA Magazine Features Skipp Pearson and Mark Rapp

Proving that musical diversity is alive and well in the Carolinas, musicians like legendary saxophonist Skipp ‘Pops’ Pearson and trumpeter Mark Rapp are working to boost a burgeoning jazz scene in Columbia, S.C. Pearson, a Palmetto state native whose career spans more than 50 years collaborating with musical greats like Otis Redding, Wynton Marsalis and … Read more