Ralph Alessi

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Ralph Alessi
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Background information
Birth nameRalph Peter Alessi
Born (1963-03-05) March 5, 1963 (age 58)
San Francisco, California
Occupation(s)Jazz musician, composer
Associated acts Steve Coleman, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch and Don Byron

Ralph Peter Alessi (born March 6, 1963) is an American jazz trumpeter and composer who is an ECMrecording artist. He has recorded and performed with Steve Coleman, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, and Don Byron. [1]


Alessi is also the founder and director of the School for Improvisational Music and is on faculty at University of the Arts Bern and Siena Jazz University. His older brother Joseph Alessi is a classical trombonist.

Select discography

As sideman

With David Ake

With Don Byron

With Michael Cain

With Uri Caine

With James Carney

With Steve Coleman

With Ravi Coltrane

With Scott Colley

With David Gilmore

With Drew Gress

With Fred Hersch

With Jason Moran

With Enrico Pieranunzi

With Lonnie Plaxico

With Sam Rivers

With Others

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  1. Collar, Matt. "Ralph Alessi | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic . Retrieved 4 December 2016.