Spike Wilner started playing piano at an early age. Inspired by a television program about the life of Scott Joplin, he learned to play Ragtime Music. He pursued this art form throughout high school and performed Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" at the St. Louis Ragtime Festival. Although it was an unofficial appearance it, nonetheless, profoundly affected him and drove him to pursue a career in music. In his high school jazz program he met pianist Peter Martin who introduced him and inspired him to learn more modern jazz.
The Koger Center for the Arts and ColaJazz are proud to offer the 2022 season of Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz
Take the A Train to Soda City
Created as a partnership between the Koger Center for the Arts and the ColaJazz Foundation, Koger Center Jazz 2022 will consist of six concerts held throughout the Koger Center for the Arts facility. Join us to experience this one-of-a-kind concert series designed for audiences seeking premier jazz and specialty experiences in an exceptional setting.