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The Mark Rapp Group has played sold out shows at the Blue Note (NY), Joe's Pub, Yoshi's (San Fran) and such venues as the JVC Newport Jazz Festival, Dizzy's at Jazz Lincoln Center, JazzTime Festival (Croatia), Jazzland (Vienna), Jazz Standard (New York) and more. Mark was named a "top emerging trumpeter" by Downbeat Magazine, featured on a Travel Channel documentary and has played with Branford Marsalis to Hootie and the Blowfish and most recently recorded with Don Braden and Gerald Clayton. His critically acclaimed debut CD Token Tales is being played around the globe. There's a new breed of young trumpeters coming down the road

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Article: Live Review

Boléro, Blue Danube & Valkyries At The Jazz Corner

Read "Boléro, Blue Danube & Valkyries At The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie


Justin Varnes Orchestra The Jazz Corner Classical meets Jazz Hilton Head Island,SC October 20, 2019 As a precursor to the two main pieces of music in this Sunday lunchtime program, the Justin Varnes Orchestra played the most famous waltz ever written, Johann Strauss' II “Blue Danube." The instantly recognized theme ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Room Special Edition: Trumpet Summit

Read "Jazz Room Special Edition: Trumpet Summit" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Jazz Room Special Edition: Trumpet Summit Booth Playhouse Charlotte, NC September 20, 2019 There's something about the trumpet: brash, brassy, loud, and always a powerful lead voice in any ensemble. If one trumpet is all of those things, imagine what five would sound like. For the Jazz Room's second Trumpet Summit ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Anthony Jefferson: A New Orleans Vocalist At Home In The Dominican Republic

Read "Anthony Jefferson: A New Orleans Vocalist At Home In The Dominican Republic" reviewed by Fernando Rodriguez


New Orleans native Anthony Jefferson began singing during childhood in an environment rich in blues, jazz, and R&B, later studying classical repertoire at the California Institute of the Arts and continuing at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Prior to forming his own band, Jefferson shared the stage with artists such as Mark Rapp, Willie Jones ...

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News: Performance / Tour

TSP: Mark Rapp And Derek Lee Bronston, Play Back-to-back Shows At The Grand Opening Of The Velvet Note, Atlanta's Newest Music Venue

TSP: Mark Rapp And Derek Lee Bronston, Play Back-to-back Shows At The Grand Opening Of The Velvet Note,  Atlanta's Newest Music Venue

TSP, featuring musicians MARK RAPP (trumpet, didgeridoo) and DEREK LEE BRONSTON (guitar, vocals) will ignite audiences with their live shows as they perform back-to-back shows as part of the opening Atlanta’s newest music venue, THE VELVET NOTE in Alpharetta, Georgia. Mark Rapp and Derek Lee Bronston, a/k/a TSP, are redefining jazz for every generation with reinventions ...

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Good Eats

Label: Dinemec
Released: 2011
Track listing: Alligator Boogaloo; Brother Soul; Elizabeth; Spaceman Twist; Love Power; One Cylinder; Pot Belly; Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On); Good Eats; Streetbeater (Sanford And Son); The Glory Of Love.

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News: Technology

Jazz Trumpeter Share the Thanks App

Jazz Trumpeter Share the Thanks App

Just in time for Thanksgiving, jazz trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp launched a simple, but effective, web app to spread the feeling of thanks and gratitude. It features an original composition by Rapp appropriately named “Thank You" which was recorded and released on the trumpeter's debut CD Token Tales (Paved Earth Music, 2009). You can enjoy ...

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Article: Album Review

Mark Rapp's Melting Pot: Good Eats

Read "Good Eats" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Good Eats could reference trumpeter Mark Rapp's New Orleans heritage, where po-boys, seasoned craw fish, and jambalaya reign supreme. Add some Big Easy-style funk and there is a perfect party setting that provides credence to the city that care forgot adage. Rapp pays homage to alto sax titan Lou Donaldson, who incorporated blues, soul, and funk ...

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Mark Rapp's Melting Pot: Good Eats

Read "Good Eats" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Legendary saxophonist Lou Donaldson doesn't subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach in his own music making. His oeuvre, which spans more than half a century, touches on bop, hard bop, soul-jazz, and funk, with each setting allowing for a different aspect of his musical personality to shine. In crafting a tribute to Donaldson, trumpeter Mark Rapp honors ...

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News: Performance / Tour

NY Jazz and a Carolina Bank

NY Jazz and a Carolina Bank

(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 partnered with South Carolina Bank and Trust on a return tour of the Carolinas culminating in a performance whose partial proceeds will ...


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