Jazz trumpeter, Mark Rapp, recently recorded his debut effort under the producing prowess of Grammy Winner Jason Olaine (Roy Hargrove, Michael Brecker) and The Roots' engineer Robert "LB" Dorsey who has recently started working with Beyonce and her team.
Mark describes his sound as "...bridging the gap between modern and contemporary jazz music. There's a wide division between the two, both artistically and in the audiences - just go to a Christian Scott gig and then a Chris Botti gig - huge difference. I'm trying to connect the best of both worlds."
Musically, his melodies are memorable and played with passion. Artistically, Mark and his band play with fire and coax the listener into a world of improvisation. Visually, he understands there is much more to a performing art form than sound alone.
Through accessible melodies, stable harmonic structures, solid grooves, honest and raw playing and even by utilizing the earthy sounds of a didgeridoo, Mark engages everyone from the layman to the most hardened critic.
Currently, Mark's record is being mixed and introduced to various labels to find their new home.
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