All About Jazz is celebrating Ralph Alessi's birthday today!
Trumpeter/Composer Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco, CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. After taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass—he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts—he set out for New York, where he swiftly became an ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He\'s been a frequent collaborator with such notable musicians as Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron... Read more.
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