Carolina Jazz Society
Traditional Jazz Concert
Sunday, September 12, 2021
2:30 – 5:00 PM
Heyward Street United Methodist Church
2501 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Over the Jazz Club’s long history, we’ve met at many different locations, but I think we have held more concerts at the Lourie Center than anywhere else. But when it finally became obvious that the Lourie Center could no longer host our concerts (or any weekend activities), a Columbia contingent jumped into action. Many thanks to the Board for finding a new venue.
In some ways, this move will take us back to the earliest days of jazz. We will not be using a sound system! Therefore, it behooves you to come early to get a good seat. But the word I hear is that the acoustics in the Church Hall are very good.
What About Masks?
The church requirement is that all patrons must wear masks. While performing, the band members will have a separation of 10 feet from the audience.
Jim Hall Leads
Jim Hall will do more than provide the rhythm this month. He will call the tunes and be in charge – well as much as anyone can be in charge. The amazing thing is that these guys work so well together. It takes very little other than making sure everyone is playing the same song in the same key to get great music out of the group. THE CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY was founded in 1958 to enjoy Dixieland Jazz, one of America’s original art forms.
Concerts are $10 for non-members, $5 for members, free for Patrons and young people under 18.
Parking on the street should be no problem. However, we will not have the goodie table, but the virus would have ruled that out where ever we met. My best advice is to come, enjoy the great music, expect to meet new friends, and enjoy the new surroundings.
We will continue our long history of presenting live traditional jazz to a very receptive audience. Remember, we are one of the oldest jazz societies in the world. I think the key has been in getting the best musicians in the area who enjoy this musical legacy and letting them play to a grateful audience!
~ Red Smith, President of the Carolina Jazz Society