TSP: Mark Rapp & Derek Lee Bronston feat. James Genus
Mark Rapp, trumpet & didgeridoo
Derek Lee Bronston, guitar & vocals
James Genus, bass
Clarence Penn, drums
Rene Hart, effects and bass
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.
Guest bassist JAMES GENUS worked with Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, and others.
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