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...
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...
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...
Compare: Raincheck

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 collection of some of...
Compare: Isfahan

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. Additionally, it was...
Compare: Incense & Peppermints

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 then...