Ralph Moore

Ralph Moore, Saxophone

London-born Ralph Moore has been a dedicated musician since he was a teenager, and the life has paid huge dividends. Born to a British show business family, Moore’s life has been culturally rich. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After college, Moore picked up lengthy musical stints and recorded music with Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Ray Brown, Roy Haynes, J.J. Johnson, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove, Oscar Peterson, Kenny Baron to name just a few.

Moore spent fifteen years playing tenor saxophone in the band for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During that time, Moore collaborated in a few cooperative jazz quartets and quintets— one in particular—aptly named “Escape from New York,” featuring some of his Tonight Show co-horts, drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith and bassist Bob Hurst. Moore even released a number of albums for the Landmark (now 32 Jazz) Criss Cross, Concord, Reservoir and Savoy labels. With The Tonight Show with Jay Leno well behind him, Moore is always ready to jump in and get to who he intrinsically and innately is – a jazz musician playing and creating the music he loves.

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