Ralf Buschmeyer

Ralf Buschmeyer


Calgary jazz veteran and guitarist Ralf Buschmeyer is "as smooth and sophisticated as James Bond taking a holiday in Monte Carlo." (Guitar Player Magazine). His new CD EST 1968 was voted #3 by CKUA Radio's Top 100 of 2007.


Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Instructor

A dedicated, fully-rounded musician, Ralf took up studies at Hamilton’s Mohawk College where he studied weekly for 3 years with Toronto jazz great Lorne Lofsky. During this time he served as musical director and composer for Rogers Cable TV show ‘The Metal Mike Show’. Fate took Ralf touring with country acts for 3 years following college
where he found a home in Calgary, Alberta.

Ralf is on faculty with Mount Royal College’s Jazz Diploma Program and is a top choice as free-lance guitarist for live engagements, recordings and as a composer-for-hire. In 2004, Ralf won the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival Writers Commission Award. His collaborative effort with Richie Pollack for the album ‘Stew’ earned them a 2006
WCMA nomination for Outstanding Blues Recording.

In 1998, Ralf became an alumnus of the Banff Center for the Arts Jazz Workshop as well as an endorsed artist for Godin Guitars. He currently co-leads the contemporary-jazz quartet Terrain & bebop-jazz ensemble Manic Thematic Trio.

Live performance credits include: PJ Perry, Ingrid Jensen, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Peter Appleyard, Frank Mantooth, Guido Basso, Ralph Bowen, Amy Sky, The Platters, The Swinging Bovines, Johnny Tilotsen, Johanna Silanpaa, Jack Semple, Hugh Fraser, Phil Nimmons, Curtis Grambo, TR3, Swinging Bovines, Kevin Turcotte, Steve Slagle, Mike Tomaro, and Tim Tamashiro.

"EST 1968" features 10 of Ralf's original compositions in quartet format that highlight his musical influences. This is Ralf's tribute to all of the great artists that influenced his musical growth. Joining Ralf on the album are keyboardist Chris
Andrew, drummer Rob Vulic, bassist Richard Erickson as well as guest performances by saxophone great Jim Brenan, blues harp by Richie Pollack & trombone by Paul Ashwell. If you love groove, and you love guitar, check this record out!


Ralf Buschmeyer - EST 1968 (2007)

The Manic Thematic Trio - Say Yes (2005)

John Hyde/ Ralf Buschmeyer - Manic Thematic (2003)

Terrain - Time To Travel (2002)

Terrain (2000)