Fri, Feb 26 - Sat, Feb 27 Frankie's
RALPH ALESSI BAIDA QUARTET
Time 8:00 pm
Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco,CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. After learning the jazz trumpet and bass, he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts and then headed to New York where he swiftly became a ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He has frequently collaborated with notable musicians like Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Dafnis Prieto. Alessi has recorded seven albums as a leader including the critically acclaimed “Cognitive Dissonance”. His latest album "Baida" is his ECM debut. The touring band features: David Virelles - piano, Drew Gress - bass, Gerald Cleaver - drums.