Le Cafe Jazz in Jazz Town

Put A Little Jazz in Your Life!

About Us

The Skipp Pearson Jazz  Legacy Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 music organization that has as its primary mission the preservation of live jazz music performances. Through a myriad of "public programs" the Foundation seeks to foster a greater appreciation for jazz music and a continuous participation in activities and special events which promote literacy in the Fine ARTS for all persons.

Your interest in the projects and programs offered by The Foundation assist in making the art of Jazz Music available for generations to discover and enjoy.

 Thank you for joining the MOVEMENT!


Our Mission...

The Skipp Pearson Foundation was created to preserve, and to promote the artform of Live Jazz Music through the presentation of a myriad of educational program and projects for the benefit of the public.

Primary mission of the Foundation is to discover, develop, train and enhance the lives of all South Carolinians by providing on-going projects and programs that preserve the history and technical development of Jazz Music.

Additionally, the Foundation seeks to advocate, and to foster the highest level of training excellence and technical standards available to young performers desiring a career in the music industry.

Finally, the Foundation seeks to support career track pre-professional musical artists for the benefit of enriching the "quality of life" in all communities. 


The Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation

Post Office Box 835

Columbia, SC 29202-3163

Phone: (803) 400-1879

Website: www.skpfoundation.org

Email: pearsonfoundation@ymail.com

The Cast of Players:

By Popular Demand...

Dion True Blue Returns to Le Cafe Jazz


Fall 2017 Dates to Be Announced!


The amazing

Kit Lyles, Bassist, returns for NJAM

Come join us for 30 days of live jazz music!


Le Cafe Jazz

Roatating House Band Includes:

Roderick Brown  on Sax

Chris Andrews on Sax

Sidney Mitchell on Sax

Dave Brown on Piano

Jonathan Lovett, Piano

Shannon Pinkney on Piano

Terry Harper on Piano

Dustin Retzlaff  on Bass

Brian Parmeter on Bass

Leland Rayner on Bass

Travis Shaw on Bass

Sam Edwards on Bass

Zee Slaughter on Sax and Bass

Amos Hoffmann on Guitar

Jeff Patterson on Guitar

Daniel Harper on Trumpet

Mark Rapp on Trumpet

Guest Artists:

Pete Neighbour on Clarinet

Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation's New York Tour

Lincoln Center  in 2009

Note: The music on this page is from

The Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation's

Seeing Eye Productions Music Vault

CD is entitled:

Vintage Years with Skipp Pearson and Friends, Part II

Coined the "Benny Goodman of the South"

Pete Neighbour plays the Clarinet solo

Please visit the main website: skpfoundation.org to purchase

your copy of this CD

Fred Wesley (Master of the Trombone) joins the

house band whenever he is in Jazz Town.


Programming t be announced!

For additional information please call  (803) 400-1879.