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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

  • First Concert of the New Year! Join us for our first concert of 2018! Dustin Retzlaff, our sometimes bassist, will lead the band and call the tunes this Sunday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lourie Center.Dustin is a talented bass player and is involved with many types of music. Originally from Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota, Morris and in 2005, relocated to Columbia, SC to teach and perform music. He graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina in 2009, and is a doctoral candidate in jazz studies at the University of Northern Colorado.This should be a great concert and a chance to hear some old and new tunes alike!
    Posted Jan 5, 2018, 10:11 AM by Stephen Hait
  • Dick Goodwin Big Band in Columbia Oct. 18, 2017 This just in from Dick:Carolina Jazz Club friends,One of my greatest thrills is listening to the big band at the Village Vanguard in NYC.  It is a small room and there are no bad seats in the house.  I think that we can reproduce that kind of experience here in Columbia at Chayz Lounge.I’m sending this out before we release it to the various media outlets.  (There are only 80 seats in Chayz Lounge.) My Big Band will perform Wed. evening, Oct. 18th from 7:00 to 9:00.  Will it be too loud?  The loudest group I ever heard was a three-piece rock band … and I’ve heard a single DJ make even more ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2017, 12:43 PM by Stephen Hait
  • WHY I LOVE JAZZ, by Bob Hickman On Sunday, September 10, 2017, the Carolina Jazz Society will begin its 59th concert season of jazz and Dixieland entertainment by Dick Goodwin and a distinguished ensemble of jazz musician regulars, plus intermittent appearances of renowned guest artists from all over the globe throughout the year. Whether you already love this truly American art form or you just love good music, you will be impressed  by the improvisational skills of Dr. Goodwin and every member of the band and their collective talent.  I’ve been a fan (and a member) of the Jazz Society for 50-plus years, and I’m looking forward to renewing my membership as we begin our new season.  And the price is right!!!  For a ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2017, 10:08 AM by Stephen Hait
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