Ralph Pyl - Trumpet
Ralph Pyl born 26th February 1964 commenced
trumpet at age 12 on the northern beaches of Sydney Australia.
He began his career studying and learning with US trumpet player
and mentor John Hoffman and in 1982 received a scholarship to
study under the direction of Don Burrows at the NSW State Conservatorium
At the age of 18, Ralph's professional career began with
3 years of touring with Australia's renowned Daly Wilson Big Band.
Ralph has performed and recorded with many artists both in Australia and overseas including international stars K.C and the Sunshine Band, Shirley Bassey, Ronnie Corbett, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Ralph Carmichael, Buddy Greco, The Platters, Sir George Martin, Tom Jones, Bernadette Peters, Michael Crawford, Wayne Newton, Louie Bellson, Bobby Shew, Joe Williams, Al Jarreau, Tim Rice, Harry Connick Jnr, Glenn Close, Michael Ball, Michael Buble, Lorna Luft, Wayne Bergeron, Jerry Lewis, Michael Feinstein, Frankie Valli and national stars James Morrison, Grace Knight, Don Burrows, Anthony Warlow, Caroline O’Connor, Marcia Hines, Deni Hines, Darren Hayes, David Hobson, Carl Riseley, Frank Bennett, Tommy Tycho, Rhonda Burchmore, Emma Pask, Silverchair, The Black Sorrows and since 1998 has been lead trumpet with Tom Burlinson's "Frank - The Sinatra Story in Song". This show has now been widely regarded as one of Australia's best ever touring productions. For the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Sydney Festivals, Ralph also assembled an Australian All Star Jazz Orchestra for World renowned US composers and arrangers Maria Schneider, Bob Florence and Rob McConnell from the Boss Brass.
Ralph’s credits have also seen him playing in several theatre productions in Sydney including 42nd Street, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Porgy and Bess, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Cats and Fame just to mention a few. He has also appeared on over 100 albums for vocalists, various bands and numerous Australian and International motion picture sound tracks and TV commercials.
Up until 1998 Ralph had been a regular member of the Channel
Nine Midday Show Band with Geoff Harvey and hosts Ray Martin,
Derryn Hinch and Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
Ralph is currently working in Sydney and interstate as a
freelance trumpet player involved in a number of different projects.
He fronts his own band the "Sydney
All Star Big Band", and regularly features in a number of James Morrison’s bands. In June 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, the
"Sydney All Star Big Band" were the winners of the 27th,
28th, 29th and 30th Australian Mo Award for best jazz ensemble
of the year.