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Carolina Jazz Society

Welcome to the Carolina Jazz Society - playing traditional Dixieland Jazz in Columbia since 1957. Join us for the happy upbeat sounds of Dixieland Jazz from September through May.

The Cat's Meow newsletter May, 2019 (PDF)



Recent Announcements

  • Larry Conger is Back for March 3 Concert Carolina Jazz Band Concert with guest Larry Conger (trumpet) along with Dick Goodwin, Aletha Jacobs, Jim Hall, Doug Graham, Bruce Clark and Dustin Retzlaff - playing Traditional Jazz.
    Posted Feb 25, 2019, 10:46 AM by Stephen Hait
  • Doug Graham Leads February Concert For our second concert of the year, our amazing clarinetist, Doug Graham will call the tunes. Doug got interested in jazz clarinet at a young age when he learned to play Pete Fountain's version of Just A Closer Walk. A longtime faculty member in the USC Music Department, Doug is on of the finest clarinetists you'll ever see. The concert will be at the Lourie Center on February 3 from 2:30-5:00 P.M. Admission is $10 or $5 for members. Lots of free snacks and casual dress, of course.
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 6:12 AM by Stephen Hait
  • January Concert 1/6/2019 Jim Hall, our fine percussionist, will be leading the group and getting us off to a good start for the New Year and you won't want to miss it. Listen to his solos and his interactions with the rest of the musicians on the bandstand and you will hear a superb drummer. As the band leader for January, Jim will call the tunes and direct the concert.Most of our members know of Jim’s work with Dick Goodwin (both the Quintet and the Big Band). But only long time members are likely to know that Jim was also the principal timpanist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the South Carolina Lyric Opera and the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra. Plus ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 8:13 AM by Stephen Hait
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