South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Mark Rapp Music

SCAD ID - #237

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Trumpeter, composer, arranger, didgeridoo player, recording and touring artist Mark Rapp has performed for audiences around the world. Mark has released 8 diverse recordings and appears as a sideman on a myriad of projects including Disney’s "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" alongside the likes of Roy Hargrove, Dave Brubeck, Esperanza Spalding, The Bad Plus, and Joshua Redman. Mark also composed and produced a jazz ballet “Woven: Life in Notes and Steps”. Mark is the founder of ColaJazz through which he launched an annual jazz festival, a jazz camp serving all ages and all levels, and actively supports and grows the jazz scene in and around Columbia, SC. Rapp is a prominent figurehead, performer, and jazz activist in SC and in February 2018 was named an Ambassador of Jazz for the State of South Carolina by the SC House of Representatives.

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