Jun 14 2014
Tony Exum Jr and Harold Rapp III- A Sax Battle! presented by Stargazers Theatre & Event Center at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs CO

Tony Exum Jr and Harold Rapp III- A Sax Battle!

Presented by Stargazers Theatre & Event Center at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO, and as a kid growing up between the Springs, Germany, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Exum's musical interests were started by his uncle, Larry Francis, Jr., also a saxophonist who had played in the Ft. Carson, CO army bands, and his mother's vast record collection, which featured such jazz heavyweights as Jeff Lorber, George Howard, Charlie Parker, and Najee, to name a few. His interest sufficiently piqued, Exum entered the prestigious Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, and began his tutelage under the world-renowned M. Lynn Baker, M.A. and Art Bouton, M.A.

About Harold Rapp III: Born into a military family in New Orleans, Rapp spent his formative years in Germany, but lived on bases in Louisiana and California before the family settled in Colorado. Though he grew up listening to gospel music and performing it in church, the budding musician’s dad planted a seed by exposing Rapp to various kinds of jazz, including smooth jazz. His chief saxophone influence growing up was gospel performer Angella Christie. While attending college at the Lamont School of Music at Denver University and Metro State, he began listening to urban saxophonists like Gerald Albright and David Sanborn. Rapp experienced some crazy bumps and edgy twists and turns on his path to becoming a recording artist and renowned performer. However, grounded by his faith and driven by his determination, Rapp triumphed gracefully over those times of adversity. After performing regularly with renowned jazz singer Hazel Miller, Rapp snagged a prime opportunity in Kansas City with the gospel R&B group Vibe, a stint that included playing special events for the Kansas City Chiefs and meeting musical legend, Bobby Watson. Later moving back to Denver, he got solid employment with Kaiser Permanente and a few key networking contacts of prominent executives helped him obtain regular national anthem performances for the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center and a regular spot in the worship band at The Potters House Church in Denver.
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Admission Info

$15 + ticketing fee in advance, $20 + ticketing fee day of show

Email: stargazers2525@aol.com

Dates & Times

2014/06/14 - 2014/06/14

Additional time info:

Doors: 6:30 PM Show: 7:30 PM

Location Info

Stargazers Theatre & Event Center

10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910