NYJC Summer School year(s): Summer School 2010 & 2011, and taught on the Short Course 2018
Ralph Wyld is a vibraphonist, percussionist and composer, making his name playing original, contemporary music with artists such as Yazz Ahmed and Stan Sulzmann. Winner of both the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, and the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition in 2015, he has performed at venues across the world, including gigs in the London, Berlin, and New York jazz festivals. His band, Mosaic, has played live on BBC Radio 3, and released an album on Edition Records described as an “outstanding debut” by MOJO.
“[…] lustrous, Gary Burton-like vibraphone sound […] Wyld won two posh British jazz gongs in one year in 2015 […] and in these tracks it’s pretty evident why.” The Guardian
“[Wyld is] set to fire up the jazz scene…” Jazzwise
“[…] vibraphone player Ralph Wyld stood out for his rhythmic accuracy and panache” FT
“[…] his playing at times is even reminiscent of one of the maestros of the vibraphone Gary Burton.” All About Jazz
It was a fantastic opportunity to get together with other musicians my own age and focus on jazz for a whole week! Amazing too to work with the tutors in the day, then hear them play together in the tutor gigs.”