Putting His Own Stamp On Modern Jazz
On the first day of school, parents often tell their children to just be themselves, and Mark Rapp must have taken that sage advice to heart because he has followed it steadfastly right into adulthood. Rapp began playing the trumpet seriously in high school and reveals that he always had the intention of composing his own material. His debut album, Token Tales not only showcases his talents as a trumpet player but also as a bandleader and a prolific composer. Rapp discloses how he found his calling to become a jazz composer and trumpet player, the organic chemistry which he has with his band, and the making of his debut release, Token Tales which explains why in 2007, Downbeat Magazine named Rapp one of the "Top Emerging Jazz Trumpeters."
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