The evening will be a celebration of the music of Thelonius Monk. It will feature some original arrangements, Monk classics as well as some less commonly played Monk compositions.
Guitar Player Magazine calls guitarist Ralf Buschmeyer ‘as smooth and sophisticated as James Bond taking a holiday in Monte Carlo’ and Blues Review Magazine hails him as an ‘inventive musician’. Ralf has been playing professionally since the 1980’s where he grew up playing clubs in Southern Ontario. Jazz studies with Lorne Lofsky at Hamilton’s Mohawk College led to touring Canada for three years and settling in Canada’s Western Provinces where Ralf directed Jazz Guitar studies for Mount Royal University, Ambrose University(Calgary), Selkirk College(BC) as well as being a faculty member for Grant MacEwan University(Edmonton), Nazarene University and University of Calgary.
Ralf is currently active as a free-lance performer and private teacher in Southern Ontario as well as faculty for Heritage College Music Department in Cambridge, Ontario.
A band-leader with 7 CDs to his credit, Ralf is also an in-demand side-man for several artists including: Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Ralph Bowen, Amy Sky, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Jack Semple, Ingrid Jensen, The Platters, Lisa Brokopp among many others.