Joris Minten with the Wallace 501 Jazz

Adam Rapa


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 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. Rapa has featured at trumpet conferences around the globe and is grateful to have shared the stage and/or recorded with Grammy Award winners Nicholas Payton & Roy Hargrove, Doc Severinsen, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, and Academy Award winning film composer A.R. Rahman.

"The WallaceBrass Studio Practice mute gives me the most free-blowing and enjoyable experience I've ever had with a practice mute. It's perfectly in tune, and even has perfect slots in the PEDAL register with my 4-valve horn!

I usually find practice mutes completely intolerable, but with this one, I feel like I'm still blowing into a trumpet instead of pushing against a wall. As if that wasn't enough, there's a small, adjustable "resistor" inside the stem which gives you about a dozen different options for tone quality and resistance depending on how far it's moved in & out. This is a fantastic innovation that blows all other practice mutes out of the water!

You've GOT to try these mutes!"

For further details please visit Adam's website.