GREENVILLE- September 15, 2010- Jazz trumpeter, composer, producer and band leader Mark Rapp along with renowned guitarist/vocalist and composer Derek Lee Bronston celebrate the release of their brand new cd The Song Project – Art of the Song, vol . 1 September, 2010 with a tour of the East Coast. The first leg of the “The Song Project” tour will take them around South and North Carolina (Greenville, SC; Charleston, SC; Columbia,SC; Boone, NC; Rock Hill, SC) and culminate in a performance at the Euphoria Jazz Brunch presented by SCBT on Sunday September 26th with special guest Walter Blanding Jr on tenor saxphone.

Rapp and Bronston will hit the road with support from South Carolina Bank and Trust, who will provide one of the company’s SCBT-logoed Volkswagon Beetles, for the pair to drive for the SC/NC leg of the tour. Daily video, photo and status updates will be available at:

Show dates include:
Tues, Sept 21: Greenville, SC
Wed, Sept 22: Boone, NC
Thurs, Sept 23: Rock Hill, SC
Fri, Sept 24: Charleston, SC
Sat, Sept 25: Columbia, SC
Sun, Sept 26: Greenville, SC – Euphoria Jazz Brunch!

More info here:


Rapp says, “It’s very exciting to be working with SCBT. They’re an amazing bank – one of the good guys that still take care of their customer’s best interests. And I’m impressed by their foreword thinking by getting involved in cobranded efforts with artists who are out there creating authentic, impassioned music and supporting festivals that give back to their communities. Very cool stuff.”

While on the road, the duo will be spreading the word about Euphoria, the four-day food, wine
and music weekend that takes place in Greenville, SC September 23rd through September 26th.

The Sunday Jazz Brunch presented by SCBT is a New Orleans-style brunch buffet featuring dishes from a variety of local restaurants and live jazz music from acclaimed Jazz musicians. Restaurant participants include Soby’s, Cupcake Couture, Greenville Hospital Systems, Great Bay Oyster House, Carolina First Center, Coffee Underground, Greenfield’s Bagels, The Lazy Goat, Soby’s on the Side, Devereaux’s, Sticky Fingers, Westin Poinsett.

The Culinary Cookoff presented by Greenville Hospital System, held during the Jazz Brunch, pairs local and guest chefs to compete in multiple sessions of entertaining and educational live cooking demonstrations, finishing Euphoria on a truly high note.

The team pairings this Euphoria add a “theme” into the competitive mix. Cook-off #1 pits “Team Girl” against “Team Boy” and Cook-off #2 is a multi-generational challenge involving two local chefs and their children.

Cook-Off #1: 11:30am

Chef Michael Kramer & Chef Andre Jones VS Chef Vicky Moore & Chef Teryi Youngblood

Cook-Off #2: 1:30pm

Chef Rodney Freidank & Son – Ryan Freidank VS Chef Patrick Wagner & Daughter – Savannah Tranter

To view the full schedule of events, including the Sunday Jazz Brunch and Culinary Cook-off details and times, please visit

Tickets on Sale now.

Individual and Multi-event Package tickets are on sale now at Prices range from $45 for individual event tickets to $795 ($695 advance sale prior to July 31) for a full-weekend VIP all-access pass.

Euphoria seeks to present a first-class, multi-day event for food, wine, and music lovers that raises significant funds for charities while also promoting tourism and enhancing the reputation of Greenville, South Carolina as a premiere culinary and performing arts destination.

While Euphoria exposes local, national, and international visitors to the high quality of music and culinary arts being performed in Greenville, South Carolina, it also exists for charities.  Euphoria is organized and presented by Local Boys Do Good (“LBDG”), a non-profit organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  All net proceeds from Euphoria are distributed by LBDG through direct grants to other charities – mostly in upstate South Carolina – that focus on providing sustenance to those in need (food, hunger, and health), educating (through music, performing arts, or otherwise), or supporting children. Its inception in 2006, LBDG has received more than 100 grant applications and requests and given more than $100,000 in grant funds.


About Euphoria
For more information please contact Gina Boulware at or Taryn Scher at or visit

About The Song Project
For more info or to schedule interviews with the artists, please call (718) 569-7980 or e-mail at or visit

About South Carolina Bank and Trust
For more information visit