Adam Rapa is a dynamic performer, composer, producer and educator who has become widely known for the excitement, energy and enthusiasm he brings to stages and classrooms around the world.
Rapa was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He began studying the trumpet at 11 years old, playing professionally at age 13, and by 16 he was playing lead trumpet in many of the big bands at Berklee College of Music and enjoying a freelance career.
Rapa is often a featured guest artist and clinician at trumpet festivals, including the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) conference, and brass festivals across the globe.
In 2017, Adam launched his company, LOTUS Trumpets, featuring instruments of his own design. LOTUS produces among the world’s greatest trumpets, which they invite you to try and see for yourself. For more, visit us at www.LotusTrumpets.com and on Facebook.
Adam is grateful to have shared the stage and/or recorded with Grammy Award winners Nicholas Payton & Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Doc Severinsen, Wycliffe Gordon, Robert Glasper, Cyrus Chestnut, Fred Wesley, Jorge Pardo, Spanish Brass & Chano Dominguez, Belgian Brass, Alice In Chains, the Danish Radio Big Band & the DR Entertainment Orchestra (Underholdnings Orkester), Academy Award winning film composer A.R. Rahman, and many other great artists and ensembles over the years.
From 2001 to 2007, Rapa starred in the Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway show, “Blast!”, performing over 2000 shows across North America, Japan and the U.K. Since then he has composed and co-produced several brass theater productions in Japan.
His first solo album, “Life on the Road” received critical acclaim for its vast musical diversity, virtuosity and soul. And his second album, “Rebelión” (with Zoltan Kiss, of Mnozil Brass) gave the brass world a unique and unparalleled fusion of Classical, Jazz and Tango sensibilities. Both albums are available on iTunes, and in higher quality on www.adamrapa.com
Adam looks forward to a long career of producing innovative and inspiring musical & theatrical experiences, and contributing to the greater good through the medium of art.
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