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Koger Center Presents: Jazz For Young People
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.


Koger Center for the Arts in partnership with ColaJazz featuring The Mark Rapp Group presents Jazz for Young People

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Koger Center box office, M-F 9-5 or by calling (803) 777-5112

Koger Center Presents: Jazz for Young People” in partnership with Colajazz will take students on an interactive adventure tracing the history of jazz and its origins while examining the characteristics and intricacies of various jazz styles, highlighting contributions of important performers and composers, and exploring the social, economic, and political contexts in which jazz evolved. From scat singing and improvisation to experimenting with rhythm and syncopation, students will play a participatory role in the performance by becoming a special part of the ensemble to cultivate an authentic impression of the essence and structure of the music. Major jazz styles will also be performed and illustrated by the six-piece Colajazz ensemble, and students will journey through Swing, Bebop, Dixieland, Latin, Free, and Modern forms to deliver a vibrant program fostering and promoting the sheer magic and diverse intricacies of the storied genre of jazz.

Resource guides for students are available by request. To request a "Jazz for Young People " resource guide, contact Simms Oliphant by emailing