Before the First Note

Columbia's jazz scene has produced renowned artists, large festivals, and an array of local clubs. This article studies how this scene came to be and how its past influences the present-day Soda City jazz community.  Citation List: Benjamin Franklin V, An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians Benjamin Franklin V, Jazz and Blues Musicians of South Carolina: Interviews with Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, and Others Ears Wide Open Website Britannica, "Vaudeville" Margaret Dunlap (published by Richland County Library), "The Story of the Big Apple Night Club" The State issue September 28th, 1944 The State issue December 10th, 1947 The State issue January 6th, 1946 The State issue June 26th, 1958 Cat's Meow issue February 1st, 1965 Cat's Meow issue April 1st, 1962 Cat's Meow issue November 1st, 1964 Cat's Meow issue April 1st, 1964 Cat's Meow issue June 1st, 1964 Wikipedia pages for Chris Potter and Ron Westray