Check out an interview we did in San Fran prior to playing the Fillmore Jazz Festival.
“[The Song Project] straddles the worlds of ECM-ish impressionism and straight-ahead blowing” -Cadence Magazine “…more than anyone else among today’s trumpeters, Rapp is breaking down the age old paradigms as to how the trumpet
Upcoming: July 22 – Dizzy’s Jazz Club / Lincoln Center / NYC Past: Nov 13 – Private Event Nov 15 – Power Women Conference, NYC Dec 4 – Fordam University, NY featuring James Genus and Nate Smith Dec 5 –
[full]Jazz Inside: Could you discuss your new recording Art Of The Song, Vol. 1 with which you collaborated with Derek Lee Bronston – and how the initial germ of an idea and compositions –
It’s no surprise they would choose uncharted territory to release their debut recording...
[full] This is a fun web app Derek and I put together for you. http://xmas.thesongproject.net/ CREATE YOUR OWN SLIDESHOW You can create your own holiday slideshow by uploading your images and easily share with your friends on
The Story Bewitched “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” is a show tune and popular song from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey and is one of the most loved songs of the Great American Songbook. It is a classic and revered Jazz Standard that has been recorded by the best, most loved performers and musicians.
The Story Blue in Green It has long been speculated that pianist Bill Evans wrote “Blue in Green”, even though the most famous recoding of the piece on the album “Kind of Blue” and most jazz fakebooks credit Miles Davis only with its composition. In his autobiography, Davis maintains that he alone composed the songs on “Kind of Blue”. The version on Evans’ trio album “Portrait in Jazz”, recorded in 1959, credits the tune to ‘Davis-Evans’. Earl Zindars, in an interview conducted by Win Hinkle, said that “Blue in Green” was 100-percent written by...
The Story My Funny Valentine “My Funny Valentine” is a show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms. It is now a jazz standard, appearing on over 1300 albums performed by over 600 artists. Make that 602 artists now! From Roy Hargrove, Chet Baker, to Miles Davis this is arguably a trumpeters tune to croon and we really enjoyed putting our voices on it.
The Story Thank You , Written by Mark Rapp, and a featured track on The Mark Rapp Group's debut CD Token Tales is the first offering of The Song Project and features acoustic guitar, trumpet and vocals.