|Saturday Sep 21, 2019 8:00 PM - Saturday Sep 21, 2019 11:00 PM | $20.00
Ralph Alessi & This Against That
Ralph Alessi & This Against - That is a group that organically toes the line between jazz, pop and contemporary classical music. The band has toured Europe and the United States since 2004 playing venues such as The Earshot Festival in Seattle, RedCat Theatre in Los Angeles, Bimhuis in Amsterdam and The New Morning in Paris. The band has 3 releases and in February 2019, they released Imaginary Friends on the ECM record label.
Ralph Alessi (trumpet, composer), Andy Milne (piano), Jon Irabagon(saxophone), Drew Gress(bass), Mark Ferber (drums)
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 basshe studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArtshe lit 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, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Marc Copland.
Alessi has recorded nine albums of original compositions which draw on everything from post-bop to neo classical music. He currently records for the ECM record label including his 2016 release Quiver. In 2018, he will release a new This Against That record on the label. As an educator, Ralph is an Assistant
Professor of Jazz Studies at University of Nevada-Reno as well as the director of the School for Improvisational Music.
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