Category: Projects

  • Wess Anderson & Mark Rapp Booked: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017

    Wess Anderson & Mark Rapp Booked: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017

    Excited to announce Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson and I are presenting our new project at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30, 2017! Stay tuned…

  • 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. […]

  • Water Be Still

    Water Be Still

    UPDATE: “Water Be Still” was featured on NPR. Listen to the interview here! In October 2015, devastating flooding caused $12 billion in damages in South Carolina. It destroyed homes, businesses and took precious lives too early. It was a disaster which many are still recovering from. As an artist, I express and process feelings through […]

  • 4:3 Trio

    4:3 Trio

    4:3 Trio features André Gonçalves who plays both the electric bass and guitar at the same time! Tony Lee is a solid, driving force on the drums and percussion. Mark Rapp plays the trumpet, flugelhorn and didgeridoo. Both André and Mark utilize effects and loop pedals to build an organic, fluid tapestry of contemporary jazz […]