BIG BAND LEGACY: Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Big Bands ushered in the 1920s and 1930s swing era led by iconic bandleaders such as Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. The legacy continued with Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Maria Schneider, Gordon Goodwin, and more. Each artist played a significant role in the development, innovation and popularization of orchestral jazz. The rest ... Read more


ColaJazz Presents… Season 2


A collaboration between South Carolina Public Radio and The ColaJazz Foundation, ColaJazz Presents... is a special limited series featuring performances from a diverse group of South Carolina’s top musicians, plus interviews with the artists offering intimate perspectives into their lives, communities, and passion for music. Join host Mark Rapp, executive director of The ColaJazz Foundation, ... Read more


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