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...
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...
Incense and Peppermints: cover song

Incense and Peppermints: cover song

I didn’t know until researching it that Strawberry Alarm Clock’s ’60s pop smash “Incense and Peppermints” was originally supposed to be an instrumental. According to some band members, the vocals were foisted upon them by management in an...
‘Trumpetman’ brings fine art to CD package

‘Trumpetman’ brings fine art to CD package

Music and art often go hand-in-hand, but rarely fit together as well as on acclaimed young jazz trumpet player Mark Rapp’s debut album from last year, Token Tales. The CD cover featured a color photo of Rapp with horn on a gray background showing a surreal...
Token Tales review (JazzTimes.com)

Token Tales review (JazzTimes.com)

Mark Rapp’s debut album Token Tales shows many different facets of this trumpeter’s pioneering ways as he crafts a smooth jazz relaxer in “Thank You,” jumps into a funky rapport with his band in “Who’s The Man?” and articulates creamy soul-jazz lifts along “Mr....
Token Tales review (AllAboutJazz.com)

Token Tales review (AllAboutJazz.com)

By WOODROW WILKINS AllAboutJazz.com One could argue that Mark Rapp follows the trails laid by such trumpeters as Miles Davis, Randy Brecker and Rick Braun. That all might be true, but Rapp is also establishing his own mark in jazz. One of Down Beat magazine’s...