Ralf Buschmeyer picked up his first guitar at the age of 13 and hasnt set it down since. Growing up, Buschmeyer was influenced by artists like Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Booker T & the MGs, who collectively inspired him to first start playing music. Since then, his musical style has evolved from blues, rock and R&B to jazz, resulting in a unique sound that resonates with any music lover. As an accomplished jazz guitarist, instructor and composer, Ralf Buschmeyers music echoes the eclectic journey hes taken and graciously invites the audience along for the ride.
Over the years, Buschmeyer has carved out an impressive career path for himself. Keen on learning every aspect of his craft, Ralf studied alongside jazz great Lorne Lofsky at Hamiltons Mohawk College, where he developed and honed the skills that would eventually make him a dynamic studio musician, intuitive live performer and incredibly well-rounded artist.
He currently serves on the faculty for Mount Royal Universitys Jazz Diploma Program, co-leads Bebop-jazz ensemble Manic Thematic Trio, and works as a freelance guitarist and composer. He also co-led the contemporary-jazz quartet Terrain, acted as musical director and composer for Rogers Cable TV show The Metal Mike Show, and toured with many country acts. Ralf has also earned a WCMA nomination with blues artist Richie Pollack, humbly accepted the 2004 TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival Writers Commission Award, was featured in Guitar Player Magazine, and was nominated for five Hamilton Music Awards for his two previous albums.