ADAM RAPA trumpet
YST BIG BRASS
World renowned trumpet soloist, Adam Rapa, will be joining the YST Conservatory Big Brass for an evening of eclectic brass music stylings for large brass ensemble, and will feature the electrifying trumpet solo musings that Adam is so well known for. This concert is the culmination of a week’s long mini-residency (September 18-23) in which Adam will be rehearsing alongside students enrolled in YST’s brass chamber program, as well as leading a number of brass masterclasses and individual coachings. This Saturday night program promises to be a highlight for this semester’s chamber brass playing offerings at the Conservatory!
Adam Rapa is a dynamic performer, composer and educator who has become widely known for the excitement, energy and enthusiasm he brings to stages and classrooms around the world. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Adam began studying the trumpet at eleven years old, playing professionally at age thirteen and was playing lead trumpet in many of the big bands at Berklee College of Music by sixteen. By the age of eighteen, he had appeared in many jazz festivals around the country and played at every major jazz club in Boston and many in New York, including the famed Blue Note. Since being a featured guest artist at both the 2007 & 2008 National Trumpet Competition in Washington D.C. and the 2008 International Trumpet Guild conference in Banff, Canada, Rapa has been featured at trumpet conferences around the world including the Scottish
International Festival of Trumpets, the International Trumpet Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Melbourne International Brass Festival in Australia.
Adam has shared the stage and/or recorded with Grammy Award winners Nicholas Payton & Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Doc Severinsen, Mnozil Brass, Soulive, The New Life Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Reed, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Cyrus Chestnut, Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman, and many other great artists over the years. He also spent seven years starring in the Tony & Emmy Award winning Broadway show, "Blast!", performing over 2000 shows across the US, the UK and Japan.
• Free admission.
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• Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.