Jazz Christmas Charts

Jazz Christmas Charts

Download the PDF here: http://markrapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Rapp_Christmas_Tunes.pdf In preparation of upcoming holiday events, I arranged a handful of Christmas charts, Jazz christmas lead sheets. Keep in my mind, these were created specifically for my band...

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“My Funny Valentine” Mashup

“My Funny Valentine” Mashup

A unique web feature built by the artist themselves featuring tweets mentioning the words “My Funny Valentine”, YouTube videos, a www.rdio.com playlist of over 30 versions and a free mp3 download. http://vday.thesongproject.net pulls in live feeds of Twitter users...

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Share the Thanks Web App

Share the Thanks Web App

Just in time for Thanksgiving, jazz trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp launched a simple, but effective, web app to spread the feeling of thanks and gratitude. It features an original composition by Rapp appropriately named "Thank You" which was recorded and released on...

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Good Eats (2011) – an AllAboutJazz.com Review

Good Eats (2011) – an AllAboutJazz.com Review

Legendary saxophonist Lou Donaldson doesn't subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach in his own music making. His oeuvre, which spans more than half a century, touches on bop, hard bop, soul-jazz, and funk, with each setting allowing for a different aspect of his...

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Serving up a savory, fun mix of tunes

Serving up a savory, fun mix of tunes

Serving up a savory, fun mix of tunes is Mark Rapp's Melting Pot on their new release Good Eats (Dinemec). For my taste, you can't go wrong with a classic organ trio -- deployed here in the form of Joe Kaplowitz (keys), Ahmad Mansour (guitar), and Klemens Markti...

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Blue Note Jazz Festival

Blue Note Jazz Festival

Mark Rapp & Derek Lee Bronston's "The Song Project" is set to play on Sunday, June 5th as part of the Blue Note Jazz festival in New York. Blue Note is expanding its doors throughout New York during the month of June 2011 for the inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival. The...

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NY Jazz and a Carolina Bank

NY Jazz and a Carolina Bank

March 17, 2011 (NEW YORK, NY) – Known for their industry first “Applum” – a complete record delivered solely through the iTunes App Store – New York Jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp and renowned guitarist/vocalist Derek Lee Bronston’s jazz group “The Song Project” has...

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The Song Project

The Song Project

Jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp and guitarist/vocalist Derek Lee Bronston, known as The Song Project, released their debut CD as a complete album experience in the form of an iPhone/iPad App called an Applum via Apple’s App Store. These two musicians have defined their...

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Braden-Rapp: The Strayhorn Project

Braden-Rapp: The Strayhorn Project

A contemporary tribute to Ellington's indispensable writing partner Billy Strayhorn. The set is made up of a batch of familiar Strayhorn music, as well as some lesser-known gems (from Satin Doll to Lament for Javenette) that shine brightly in the hands of Don Braden,...

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Token Tales

Token Tales

Critically-loved debut recording by Mark Rapp Modern jazz, groove jazz... whatever you call it, it's damn good music. Songs include: Who’s the Man? ’Nuff Time Thank You Mr. Tricky Cissy Strut Token Tales Incense and Peppermints 1st Minute, 1st Round My Place It Should...

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