Ronda

Ronda

Listen Ronda is a composition by the Brazilian composer Paulo Vanzolini. This is Mark Rapp‘s arrangement incorporating an original chorinho introduction and ending along with a little frevo in the middle. This recording is featured on the ColaJazz vol.1 CD...
A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

This is my original composition “A Thousand Words” I composed for the TSP vol.II release “Ballads”. Part I portrays a timeless beauty; love and longing; a yearning passion, yet peaceful and calm; a knowing. Part II starts around...
Good Eats Live

Good Eats Live

It’s ALWAYS an honor to hear cats in other cities playing one of my original tunes! What a tremendous compliment. Here’s organ great, David Ellington (from New Orleans), playing my composition “Good Eats” from my CD of the same name at a venue...
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...
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – a jazz edition

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – a jazz edition

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the club All the hep cats were grooving, the music was love. The band was a-jammin’- our notes danced in the air In hopes we’d get paid, and dammit, paid fair. Lovers were nestled, sweet-nothings were said While...