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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.



Recent Announcements

  • 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
  • December Concert No, it isn’t the Three Musketeers or the Three Caballeros (and thankfully, not The Three Stooges). But we will have three outstanding clarinetists on the band stand this month. Our good friend Jim Ruth will come down from the upstate, Pete Neighbour, now an American Citizen, will take time out from playing on Cruise ships to join our guys. And of course, Doug Graham will be on the bandstand too. But maybe it would be more accurate to say the three reed players because there isa good chance to hear one or more of the musicians playing a sax, most likely a soprano. But whatever they play, you will be hearing three outstanding reed players. You don’t ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 12:28 PM by Stephen Hait
  • Aletha Helps Kick Off 60th Concert Season! Aletha Jacobs, our talented pianist and singer will lead the band and call the tunes for our first concert of the season. And who better to open our 60th season? Yes, you read right. This will be our club’s 60th year of presenting live jazz in Columbia. Our first concert will be at the Lourie Center at Maxcy Gregg Park (just off Pickens near Blossom) 2:30-5:00 pm Sunday, September 9, 2018.
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:20 AM by Stephen Hait
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