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Mark Rapp Group
March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20
Distinguished jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp approaches his craft with a sense of adventure and risk. A superb interpreter of the standard principles of jazz, he styles his compositions with a variety of flavors and formats, pioneering compelling grooves and sultry nuances with unordinary approaches and a seemingly endless array of ideas. A composer, arranger, didgeridoo player, recording and touring artist, Mark laid his foundation through a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans. Since then he has earned a spot as “Top Emerging Trumpeter” from Downbeat Magazine; been awarded “Artist of the Year” by Jasper Magazine; and spotlighted on NPR. He’s played famous jazz clubs from Snug Harbor in New Orleans to the Blue Note in New York City, in addition to riveting audiences from the Newport Jazz Festival to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Mark’s talents have gained the attentions of other distinct jazz musicians, performing with the likes of Delfeayo and Branford Marsalis. His most recent album he created with Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson (Wynton Marsalis’celebrated longtime alto-saxophonist), proceeding to sell out multiple shows at the prestigious Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Says JazzPolice “More than anyone else among today’s trumpeters, Rapp is breaking down the age old paradigms as to how the trumpet ought to be played in a jazz environment.”