Ralf Kamphuis was born on the 17.05.1960 in Germany. He was grown up with Music and started playing Flute from the age of six years.
When he was 10 he started playing Piano. After listening to a Concert of the Vibraphon Player Milt Jackson he decided to play Vibraphon. He started his studies 1985 with Wolfgang Schlueter a wellknown Vibraphon Player from NDR Big Band Hamburg.
1988 and 1989 he stayed in Nepal for practice. At that time he first came in touch with Indian Classical Music. From 1989 to 1991 he studied Jazz Music at the FMZ Music school in Munich.1993 he did Workshops with Wolfgang Lackerschmidt.
Since that Time he is working as a Music teacher and opend his own Music school “Jazz It “ in 1993 at Hamburg.