ColaJazz Fest 2020
The Third Annual ColaJazz Festival will bring three of the world’s foremost jazz musicians to The Senate in Columbia: master saxophonists Tia Fuller and Don Braden will headline the event with up-and-comer Alexa Tarantino. Mark Rapp, ColaJazz artistic director and the South Carolina Jazz Ambassador, says, “This year is the centennial of the great saxophonist and bebop innovator Charlie Parker…. What better way to celebrate one of jazz music’s most influential improvisers than to bring to our state not one but three fiery saxophonists.” Also appearing will be jazz/soul singer Brittany Turnipseed, a Columbia native and 2018 winner of the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night Competition. All artists will be backed by top local and regional talent. ColaJazz Fest 2020 will be held April 4th.