Ralph Peter Alessi


Ralph Peter Alessi Dozent

  • Adresse Berner Fachhochschule
    Hochschule der Künste Bern
    Eigerplatz 5a
    3007 Bern


  • Ralph Alessi is a trumpet player/composer who splits his time
    between Brooklyn, NY and Bern, Switzerland. He grew up in the San
    Francisco Bay Area the son of classical trumpet player, Joseph Alessi
    and opera singer, Maria Alessi. He received two degrees from
    California Institute for the Arts where he studied with Charlie Haden
    and James Newton. It was there that he met fellow student and future
    collaborators including Ravi Coltrane, Scott Colley, Michael Cain and
    In 1991, he moved to New York City and began a 30 year stay there
    in which he has played and recorded with the likes of Fred Hersch,
    Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Jason Moran, Sam Rivers, Tim
    Berne, Uri Caine and many others. Currently, Ralph records for the
    ECM record label and will be releasing a new CD in the spring of
    2023. As an educator, he has taught at the Eastman School of
    Music, NYU and University of Nevada-Reno. He is also the
    founder/director of the School for Improvisational Music and is a Jazz
    professor at the Hochschule der Künste Bern in Switzerland