Mark Rapp’s Melting Pot -][- GOOD EATS -(MP3)- [Dinemec Jazz, 2011]
Mark Rapp has played sold out shows at the Blue Note (NY), Joe’s Pub, Yoshi’s (San Fran) and such venues as Blues Alley (D.C.), 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 such diverse artists as Branford Marsalis to Hootie and the Blowfish.
Mark has 4 records as a leader including his critically-loved debut Token Tales (2009), Braden-Rapp: The Strayhorn Project (2010) with saxophone great Don Braden and GRAMMY-nominated pianist Gerald Clayton (bradenrapp.com The Song Project’s Art of the Song, vol.1 (2010) – including an industry first “Applum” (thesongproject.net) and most recently, Good Eats (2011), an engaging collection of arrangements of Lou Donaldson compositions. Disney’s CD Everybody Wants to be a Cat, which includes Roy Hargrove, Dave Brubeck, Esperanza Spalding, The Bad Plus, Joshua Redman and more, features Mark on its closing track.
Constantly performing in support of his various projects including Good Eats, Token Tales, The Strayhorn Project and The Song Project, Mark resides in Geneva, Switzerland and New York, NY. Mark plays a custom Monette Prana LTJ with a Monette B3 mouthpiece, a custom Monette Ajna I Prana trumpet with a Monette B2GS3 88 mouthpiece and a Kanstul flugelhorn with a Monette B2 mouthpiece. -BIO
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