4:3 Trio features André Gonçalves who plays both the electric bass and guitar at the same time! Tony Lee is a solid, driving force on the drums and percussion. Mark Rapp plays the trumpet, flugelhorn and didgeridoo. Both André and Mark utilize effects and loop pedals to build an organic, fluid tapestry of contemporary jazz sounds. “4:3 Trio” performs a wide ranging repertoire mostly drawing from popular songs like Lorde’s “Royals”, Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”, The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” to Jazz standards.
MEET THE “4:3 TRIO”
Andre D Gonçalves (bass & guitar), born in Bauru, São Paulo. Went to Conservatorio Dramatico Carlos de Campos de Tatuí in 1996. In 1998 started working for a Christian Label name Vineyard Music. Moved to the U.S. In 2003 and joined the Army Band Program in 2005 until present. Have been assigned to Ft Hood TX, Little Creek VA Beach VA, Ft Riley KS and Ft Jackson SC. Married with three daughters.
Mark Rapp (trumpet, flugelhorn & didgeridoo), fresh from over a decade in New Orleans, New York City and Europe working as a professional jazz composer and trumpeter — playing in legendary venues such as The Blue Note, Newport and Fillmore Jazz Festivals with top-tier musicians like Branford Marsalis to Hootie and the Blowfish – Mark Rapp now resides in South Carolina. Often traveling back and forth to New York and Brazil, he performs in support of his various projects including Token Tales, The Strayhorn Project, TSP, Psycho Jazz Contingency and Os Gatos. In 2008, DownBeat Magazine listed Rapp on their very short list of “Top emerging jazz trumpeters.”
Mark has recorded 4 albums as a lead musician, including his critically-loved debut Token Tales (2009);Braden-Rapp: The Strayhorn Project (2010) with saxophone great Don Braden, GRAMMY-winning pianist Gerald Clayton and vocalist Sachal Vasandani; TSP’s Art of the Song, vol.1 (2010); and his tribute to Lou Donaldson entitled Good Eats (2011). The Disney CD Everybody Wants to be a Cat, which includes artists such as Dave Brubeck, Esperanza Spalding, The Bad Plus, Joshua Redman and Roy Hargrove, features Mark on its closing track.
Tony Lee (drums & percussion) was born in raised in the rural south of the United States on farmland. He began playing drums in his school’s marching band and continued playing drums in uniform while at the University of South Carolina. Tony discovered jazz in college and has studied and played it ever since with an immensely wide array of artists.