Ralphe Armstrong

He was on the bandstand and in the recording studio with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Carlos Santana at the age of 16!

Classically trained with a funky disposition, Ralphe Armstrong is a master fusion player as evidenced by his work on record and on stage with Frank Zappa, Lenny White, Aretha Franklin, Jean-Luc Ponty, Earl Klugh, Narada Michael Walden, and Eddie Harris to cite a very select few.


In addition to gigs and sessions, Ralphe is an educator at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio