4:3 Trio

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...

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Music in New Orleans: return visit for a local trumpeter

Thanks to music writer Keith Spera for this wonderful mention on Nola.com! On Friday, June 12, the options for live music in New Orleans include a classic rock band, a classic comedy duo and a return visit for a local trumpeter. Mark Rapp and Wess "Warmdaddy"...

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Returning to New Orleans

Returning to New Orleans

Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson & Mark Rapp present the music of “Sweet Pappa” Lou Donaldson THURSDAY, JUNE 11 PRIME EXAMPLE JAZZ CLUB, 8p & 10p FRIDAY, JUNE 12 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO, 8p & 10p Recognizing Sweet Papa Lou Donaldson as one of the pivotal...

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Woven: Life in Notes and Steps

Woven: Life in Notes and Steps

Jazz composer and gifted trumpeter Mark Rapp teams up with professional choreographer Stephanie Wilkins to present Woven, a one of a kind tapestry of jazz and contemporary dance. Developed exclusively as part of The HT@MTC Performance Incubator, Woven melds...

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Jazz Christmas Charts

Jazz Christmas Charts

In preparation of upcoming holiday events, I arranged a handful of jazz Christmas charts, or rather, Jazz christmas lead sheets. Keep in my mind, these were created specifically for my band - so these jazz christmas charts are very bare-bones and minimal. They provide...

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Music of Miles Concert Video

Music of Miles Concert Video

Jazz Arts Initiative presents THE JAZZ ROOM @ the Stage Door Theater (Blumenthal PAC), featuring trumpeter Mark Rapp playing the music of Miles Davis. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm.Tickets available at www.carolinatix.org Jazz Arts Initiative is a non-profit...

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Your Carolina TV Interview and Performance

Your Carolina TV Interview and Performance

We had a great time this morning appearing on Greenville, SC morning talk show "Your Carolina". We talked about the Jazz Brunch at this year's Euphoria Festival where I'll be leading the SCJO (scjazzorchestra.com) and all that good stuff. Brad Jepson jumps in on...

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TSP Returns to the Velvet Note

TSP Returns to the Velvet Note

Mark Rapp, co-leader and trumpeter for the band TSP (Derek Lee Bronston on guitar), are coming to the prestigious jazz club, The Velvet Note, in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 28. Get your tickets online at: thevelvetnote.com/the-song-project/ TSP is redefining...

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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 venues and...

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Compare: Raincheck

Compare: Raincheck

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 collection of some of the must unique and hip modern arrangements to date.

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