The Inaugural Soda City Jazz Festival will take place at the Koger Center for the Arts November 27 at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Jazz musicians Boney James and Norman Brown headline the concert, and the event features special guests Terence Young, Sam “Bassman” Jenkins, and Dante Lewis. The event is organized through a collaboration between Professional Entertainment Group and Hardy Boy Entertainment to ensure both the highest quality experience and concert for every participant.
Saxophonist Boney James has been an icon of the jazz world for more than 30 years, racking up Grammy Nominations and a Soul Train award while performing solo and collaborating with other iconic R&B and soul artists.
Norman Brown is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time; as a musician who views his instrument as an extension of himself.
Columbia guitarist Terence Young and his group The Finesse Band are no strangers to sharing the stage with other prominent musicians and recording audiences.
For those who buy V.I.P. experience tickets, there will be an exclusive performance by guitarist Sam “Bassman” Jenkins and saxophonist Dante Lewis. Jenkins is a Columbia native with music directing and performance experience that led him to working with groups like the S.C. Philharmonic Orchestra. Lewis has grown in popularity all over the Southeast and leads his own group, The Dante Lewis Band.
Tickets will be available to purchase buy as of August 19 at the Koger Center Box Office at 803- 251-2222, in person, or online. Prices range from $79 to $89 for standard admission, and the V.I.P. experience tickets sell for $99 and $125. The V.I.P. experience includes a 5:30 pm reception in the Koger Center Lobby with performances by Sam Bassman and Dante Lewis, leading up to the main show at 7:30 pm.