edward ratliff
composer + multi-instrumentalist

“...a wonderfully spunky and imperturbable trumpet player.”
—The New York Times

“...a fine musician who possesses a clever and crafty compositional pen….”
—allaboutjazz.com Publisher’s Pick

“Big, bright, and expansive… those looking for creative, theatrical, world-stretching jazz need look no further....
—Amazon.com “Emerging Artists” Jazz Pick

Edward Ratliff is a New York City-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who performs on cornet, accordion, trombone, trumpet and euphonium.

His music is cinematic, cosmopolitan, and very visual. Inspiration and influence is found in many things: Hong Kong movies, jazz, boleros, cooking, the golden age of Hollywood, 18th-century Bohemian wind music, Vietnamese pop music, free-ranging grooves and more.

Edward has led his bands at festivals and clubs in Europe and Asia and throughout New York City. His music is also heard in shows on HBO, Nickelodeon, the Discovery Channel, ABC Family, MTV, VH1 and more — everything from a biography of Dostoyevsky to Real Sex Xtra.

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