Euphoria 2013 Promo Video

Euphoria 2013 Promo Video

I’m very excited to be bringing to Euphoria 2013’s Jazz Brunch the SC JAZZ ORCHESTRA! The SCJO is a world-class big band comprised of the best jazz artists in the Carolinas. Many of its band members have toured the world, recorded CDs, played in notable...
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Compare: Raincheck

Mark Rapp’s arrangement… Billy Strayhorn’s original… Daring to arrange Strayhorn’s gems, Don Braden, Gerald Clayton, Sachal Vasandani, bassist Rene Hart and I, took on the challenge with respect and enthusiasm. The result is a...
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Compare: Isfahan

Mark Rapp’s arrangement… Billy Strayhorn’s original… This arrangement was either loved or disliked by the critics – there was no in between. Those who liked it, enjoyed the night and day differences and originality of the work....
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Compare: Incense & Peppermints

Mark Rapp arrangement… Strawberry Alarm Clock original… When Producer Billy Terrell suggested this tune to me I was both bewildered and yet gunning for the challenge. It turned into a very fun and effective arrangement staying true to the vibe and melody...
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Compare: Cissy Strut

Mark Rapp’s arrangement… The Funky Meters’ original… I “grew-up” in New Orleans. What I mean is, I earned my Masters in Jazz from the University of New Orleans under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis and lived, played, worked,...