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The Song Project, a jazz duo out of Brooklyn, NY known for their forward-thinking and out-of-the-box approaches to music and technology has released a web page optimized for the iPad and iPhone in celebration of this Valentines weekend.  They present a bit of dry humor with some choice quotes by Rosanne Barr to Plato and offer an original composition and a hauntingly beautiful version of My Funny Valentine. http://vday.thesongproject.net Their industry first product they coined as the "applum" - iPhone App + Album (where digital meets vinyl) - is innovating the way music is distributed and offers the music consumer a...

Mark Rapp will play a very special performance for Playboy Playmate Natalia Sokolova on October 15th. The exclusive birthday party will play host to top playmates, models including Julia Hendersen (Sport Illustrated), Jessica Gomes (Victoria Secret) and actors from the Sopranos, Entourage among others.

Sokolova discovered Rapp through her event planning company Exquisite Planning, LLC. After hearing his music, Sokolova contacted and requested Rapp to play for her at her private birthda …

Over the past 63 years, SARAR International has become the worldwide manufacturer of major global fashion labels such as: Hugo Boss, Burberry’s, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cerruti 1881, Banana Republic, Loro Piana, Reda and many more.

In an effort to extend SARAR's retail fashion distribution network, SARAR USA recently established their newest Flagship Boutique, located in the heart of New York City.

This Grand Opening Red Carpet event to be held on Thursday, Jan 17 will be attended th …

This weekend (July 24 & 25), trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp and his NY-based band will come back for a second year in a row bringing his original sounds of contemporary/modern Jazz to Florence, Alabama at the 28th annual WC Handy Festival. Past festivals have had such greats as Dizzy Gillispie, Take6, Henry Butler, Ellis Marsalis and more and Rapp duly notes, "I'm very excited to be back south and honored to play such a highly regarded festival."

One event Rapp is looking forward t
On Sunday, July 5th (4th of July weekend), Mark Rapp performed 2 shows at the Jazz Standard where he donated his entire profit from CD sales to a charity called Project Sunshine. Rapp's debut CD "Token Tales" is a critically acclaimed effort and is being played around the globe.

We often don't hear the results of charity efforts, especially those on a grassroots level, but his is an exception. It's a wonderful example of how small efforts really do help.

A HUGE thank you for ever
Addeo Music International who represents Maceo Parker, Gerald Clayton, Aaron Goldberg, Steve Turre, Tom Harrell, Eldar and more has signed jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp!

AMI was founded in 2008 as a multi-genre, international music agency committed to fostering the careers of some of the most culturally significant and forward thinking artists in the world. AMI is led by music industry veteran Eric Addeo, who has worked in the entertainment field for over 20 years as a musician, agent, and co

About the Event
Voted one of the "Top 25 Emerging Jazz Trumpeters" by DownBeat Magazine, Mark Rapp presents a showcase performance of music from his debut recording effort. Produced by Grammy winner Jason Olaine and engineered by Robert "LB" Dorsey (the Roots, Beyonce), this open-to-the-public show is for industry insiders who are considering releasing their efforts. Fresh from a headlining performance alongside Branford Marsalis in SC (Southern Exposure Greenville), the Mark Rapp Group is

On this very special evening, Mark Rapp will present a concert performance of his extended jazz suite, "A Soul's Journey" - a 90- minute work celebrating the common threads of humanity - life's hardships and victories. Having premiered the piece in New Orleans with Ellis Marsalis on the piano and Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson on the saxophone at world-famous Snug Harbor, we're proud to present its NY debut.

Mark Rapp: A Soul's Journey
Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 W42nd Street @

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