TIM ALBRIGHT, trombone
Trombonist Tim Albright enjoys a diverse career as an internationally recognized chamber musician, jazz artist, soloist and educator. He joined the Lawrence faculty in 2016, and was previously on faculty at State University of New York at Purchase and the Juilliard School Pre-College Division. Equally at home as a performer of classical, jazz and pop music, Mr. Albright strives to enable his students to become not just masters of their instrument, but whole artists, at ease in multiple genres and unafraid to tap into their individual creative potential. His students adhere to traditional methods of trombone study and also explore composition, improvisation, and vocalization in their lessons.
A member of the acclaimed Atlantic Brass Quintet since 2007, Mr. Albright is an enthusiastic performer and advocate of chamber music. With Atlantic, Mr. Albright collaborates regularly with collegiate and community music programs nationwide, tours internationally, and holds an annual two-week summer seminar in Boston.
Mr. Albright’s varied musical pursuits have taken him throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is a member of the Alan Ferber Big Band, Argento New Music Project, Iris Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, Steve Lehman Octet, and Miguel Zenón Identities Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, The Knights Chamber Orchestra , Steve Coleman and Five Elements, International Contemporary Ensemble, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Brass, Don Byron, WDR Big Band, Talea Ensemble and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. He has been the principal trombonist of numerous Broadway shows including On the Town, Evita, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, Westside Story, Spamalot, and Fosse.
Mr. Albright has had the pleasure of playing with popular artists such as Barbra Streisand, Paul Newman, Beirut, Bruce Willis, Emmylou Harris, Carol King, Jay-Z, Rufus Wainwright, The National and Sufjan Stevens. He has recorded extensively with major labels including RCA Victor, Universal Music, Summit Records, Sunnyside, New World Records, Pi Recordings, aeon, and Label Bleu. His trombone can be heard on major Hollywood films, television and commercials.
Tim was born and raised in the Napa Valley, California. He started studying the piano at age 5, cornet at age 8 and found his true love, the trombone at age 9. He received Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Trombone and Jazz and Commercial Media. He lives in Appleton, WI with his lovely wife and two sons.