Stevens Custom Guitars – Ralph Grässler

Sunday 14:00-14:20 in Hall C4

_Ralph-Ebass-2Ralph Graessler grew up in a musician’s family. As a child he studied piano, guitar, and drums until he decided at the age of 14 to become a bassist. After high school, Ralph studied upright and electric bass in Leipzig and following in Berlin. Among many, his teachers were Klaus Neimeier, Thomas Stahr, Ed Shuller and Mike Richmond. He was a member of the State Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of Peter Herbolzheimer. Ralph is a founding member and bassist for over 12 years of the Berlin Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Jiggs Whigham. For the last several years, Ralph has been a member of the Maria Baptist Trio, touring and giving concerts. Other artists Ralph regularly works with include: Maria Schneider, Richie Beirach, Patty Austin, Paul Kuhn, Della Miles, Johnny Logan, Johan Stengard, Esther Kaiser und Lily Dahab. He has also given concerts with the Dresden Symphony and productions of modern music with the Neukölln Opera in Berlin.


In his own production/recording studio, Ralph Graessler has produced music for various bands and commercial clients such as Universal Music, Valicon, Bose, and Porsche. Ralph has toured in Turkey, such as Izmir and Troja, and also in Iran-Tehran, Shiraz, and Isafhan.


Ralph is a teacher and mentor for the State Youth Jazz Orchestra Berlin, Brandenburg, and Saxony.








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