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ColaJazz Little Big Band

Celebrating SC Jazz Culture featuring ColaJazz Little Big Band

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Koger Center for the Arts is proud to introduce the inaugural season of Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz. The second concert of the series will take place on November 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

Join the Koger Center and ColaJazz as we journey through the vibrant and diverse history of jazz music in South Carolina. “Celebrating South Carolina Jazz Culture” will chronicle the storied traditions and roots of the genre as an art form deeply intertwined in the cultural fabric of the Palmetto State.

ColaJazz Little Big Band: the band that could! is the newest group formed by the CEO of ColaJazz, Mark Rapp. ColaJazz Little Big Band is comprised of some of the most talented jazz musicians from Columbia, Greenville and Charleston.

“Our little big band packs a big punch!” says Mark Rapp. “ColaJazz has a variety of performing ensembles for our educational and outreach efforts. This perfectly sized nonet is geared towards all ages and aims to entertain, educate and further the love and support of our jazz history and community. With this dynamic ensemble, ColaJazz is able to present a deeper and wider reaching repertoire from small group jazz to the greatest compositional works by Gil Evans, Count Basie, Duke Ellington to modern big bands such as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.”

ColaJazz is dedicated to growing, promoting and supporting the jazz community in the Midlands through events, education, recordings and advocacy in order to create a thriving culturally rich community. The goal of ColaJazz is to expose and expand understanding of this American art form called jazz to all citizens of the Midlands through performances and education.

Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz was created as a partnership between the Koger Center and ColaJazz. Koger Center Jazz consists of six concerts held in the dynamic, open expanse of the Koger Center lobby curated for each concert to embody a specific style and era of jazz music. This series provides an intimate evening in a relaxed setting where the audience journeys with the artist through their music. Join us to experience this one-of-a-kind concert series designed for audiences seeking premier jazz and speciality experiences in an exceptional setting.


Tickets are $28/General Public
$23 USC Faculty/Staff & Military
$8 Students (student tickets must be purchased at the box office.)

SAVE 30%!

Season Subscriptions are available for $99/General Public
$90 USC Faculty/Staff & Military
$35 Students

For more information or to buy tickets: 803-251-2222




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November 8, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States


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