### BIO: They extend jazz into its own genre with interpretations ranging from AC/DC to Rodgers&Hart. With captivating interchanges between guitar and trumpet lined with raw vocals The Song Project explores the art of the song both written and improvised. Celebrated by jazz and non-jazz fans alike Mark Rapp (trumpet didgeridoo) & Derek Lee Bronston (guitar vocals) are without a doubt on to something new and very exciting. Be sure to experience their industry first "applum" - a free download on the iTunes App store. Mark Rapp holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from the University of New Orleans - earning it under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis and continued to live and play in New Orleans for 5 years. Mark then moved to New York where he played for 9 years. He has 3 diverse records as a leader and Disney’s CD (Feb 2011) "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" features Mark on it’s closing track. This CD also features Roy Hargrove Dave Brubeck Esperanza Spalding The Bad Plus Joshua Redman and more. Currently Mark is finishing his 4th record as a leader a tribute to Lou Donaldson and is due to release early 2011. Derek Lee Bronston has 20 years experience as a New York based musician has 7 records as a leader and co-leader as well as appearances as a sideman on many others. He originally came to NYC from Detroit in 1990 and has played with Cecil Taylor Tom Harrel Billy Bang Branford Marsalis The Hush Mostley Jerry Gonzalez and Dave Binney to name a few. PRESS: “We’re extremely excited to be supporting Mark and Derek on The Song Project” said Michael Kauffman SVP of Sales and Marketing at RightsFlow. “Both are inspiring innovators on their instruments as well as with technology and we look forward to helping them reach high notes.” – RightsFlow.com “…more than anyone else among today’s trumpeters Rapp is breaking down the age old paradigms as to how the trumpet ought to be played in a jazz environment…” – JazzPolice.com “Rapp lives up to his billing as one of today's exciting young trumpeters.” -AllAboutJazz.com "Bronston growls and moans like a male Lucinda Williams." - Performing Songwriter "Bronston's writing uniquely straddles the worlds of ECM-ish impressionism and straight-ahead blowing making simultaneously relaxing and muscular." - Cadence “Props are due to the independent artists’ unique marketing approach as they release Art of the Song vol.1” - Wine and Jazz Magazine'