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January 10, 2008

Calgary Jazz Guitarist Ralf Buschmeyer Celebrates CD Release with Concert at Yardbird

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Ralf Buschmeyer Quartet
Friday, Feb. 1
Yardbird Suite, Edmonton

Edmonton/Calgary Collective Featured on New CD

Calgary guitarist Ralf Buschmeyer brings his quartet to the stage at the Yardbird Suite on Friday, February 1, to celebrate the release of his new CD EST 1968. Filling out the quartet are Edmonton pianist Chris Andrew, and Calgary’s Richard Erickson (bass) and Rob Vulic (drums).

Born in Ontario, Ralf picked up his first guitar at the age of 13 and shortly afterwards got his first live experience playing hard rock in Southern Ontario club bands. He attended Hamilton’s Mohawk College where he studied for 3 years with Toronto jazz great Lorne Lofsky, during which time he served as musical director and composer for Rogers Cable TV show ‘The Metal Mike Show’. Following college he toured the nation with country acts for three years, which resulted in finding a new home in Calgary.

In 1998, Ralf became an alumni of the Banff Center For The Arts Jazz Workshop as well as an endorsed artist for Godin Guitars. He is currently co-leader of the contemporary jazz quartet Terrain, co-leader of the bebop jazz ensemble Manic Thematic Trio, on the faculty of Mount Royal College’s Jazz Diploma Program, and an in-demand freelance guitarist for live engagements, recordings and composer-for-hire. In 2004, Ralf won the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival Writers Commission Award and his collaborative effort with Richie Pollack‚Äôs Stew earned them a WCMA nomination.

Live performance credits include P.J. Perry, Ingrid Jensen, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Peter Appleyard, Frank Mantooth, Guido Basso, Ralph Bowen, Amy Sky, The Platters, The Swinging Bovines, Johnny Tilotsen, Johanna Silanpaa, Jack Semple, Hugh Fraser, Phil Nimmons, Curtis Grambo, TR3, Kevin Turcotte, Steve Slagle, Mike Tomaro, and Tim Tamashiro.

for more info visit www.ralfmusic.com

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