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

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

ColaJazz Statement of Cultural Equity

The ColaJazz Foundation is dedicated to bringing people together. We are an organization that celebrates the unique music created by Africans and black Americans who, out of a terrible darkness, gave us one of the brightest cultural lights the world has ever seen, jazz. Jazz continues to be a living statement of democracy in action. … 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 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

Big Apple Dance

SC Jazz History: Big Apple Dance

“When the steps came together in a joyous dance, it had the power to bring people together.” Big band jazz otherwise known as Swing is the music that gets people moving. While big bands of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie were swinging the tunes, people were surely dancing around the room. Another famous … Read more