Tim Albright, Trombone

Photo: Jim Graham

Tim Albright enjoys a diverse career as an internationally recognized chamber musician, jazz artist, soloist and educator.  

A member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet since 2007, Tim's varied musical pursuits have taken him throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.  He is a member of the Alan Ferber Big BandArgento New Music ProjectIris OrchestraRiverside SymphonySteve 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.

Tim 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 joined the faculty of Lawrence University in 2016, having previously been on faculty at SUNY Purchase and the Juilliard School Pre-College Division. 

Tim was born and raised in the Napa Valley, California.  He started studying the piano at age 5, cornet at age 8 at 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.