Category: General Jazz

  • HOUSE RESOLUTION SALUTES MARK RAPP AS AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ

    HOUSE RESOLUTION SALUTES MARK RAPP AS AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ

    HOUSE RESOLUTION SALUTES MARK RAPP AS AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ FOR THE CITY OF COLUMBIA AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia, SC, Feb 20th, 2018: On Thursday, February 8th, during the morning legislative session, House Representatives Kirkman Finlay and Beth Bernstein presented jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp with the framed resolution naming him jazz ambassador of […]

  • 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 – an initiative to raise awareness of and to grow the amazing jazz scene in […]

  • 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 5’30” and portrays adventure, celebrating, fun and happiness employing a mixed meter of 5/8, 3/4 and 2/4. […]

  • 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 in Atlanta, GA. You can download the sheet music below and stream […]

  • Dizzy Gillespie’s Trumpet

    Dizzy Gillespie’s Trumpet

    I had the amazing honor and privilege of playing on Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet – a trumpet which Jon Faddis gave to him. It happened on Friday, October 16, at the SC Jazz Festival, just 5 days before John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie’s birthday. Not only did I play on this famous horn, but I played it […]

  • 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 choreography with improvisation, taking the audience on a life voyage through universal human experiences, from passion […]

  • ‘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 visions of after-show hookups danced in their heads. And […]