Trombonist Tim Albright enjoys a diverse freelance career as a sought-after chamber musician, a cutting-edge jazz artist, and a passionate teacher in New York City.
Mr. Albright is a member of the New York Chamber Brass, The Atlantic Brass Quintet, Riverside Symphony and Argento New Music Project. He is on faculty at Purchase College and the Juilliard School Pre-College division.
As a jazz artist, Mr. Albright’s credits include Steve Coleman and “The Five Elements”, Maria Schneider, Steve Lehman, Alan Ferber and Ralph Alessi. Some highlights are Mr. Coleman’s acclaimed album Weaving Symbolics and Mr. Lehman’s Travails, Transformation and Flow.
Other chamber-music credits include The Knights chamber orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound and Talea Ensemble.
Pop highlights include Jay-Z’s Carnegie Hall concert and Barbara Streisand’s “Back to Brooklyn” concert at the Barclay center in Brooklyn. Other pop credits include Sufjan Stevens, The National, Beirut, and Rufus Wainwright. Mr. Albright’s trombone can be heard on The National’s “Fake Empire” and Sufjan’s Stevens’ Age of Adz.
2013-14 season highlights include NYCB’s performance of Elliot Carter’s seminal Brass Quintet at Vassar College in November, ABQ’s world premier performance of Kevin Walczyck’s work for Brass Quintet and Wind Ensemble in February, and tours and recording a new album for Steve Lehman.
2013 will also bring the anticipated release of several albums including ABQ’s latest record and the complete Victor Ewald Quintets recorded with Mark Gould, David Taylor, Louis Hanzlik and Chris Komer.
Mr. Albright was born and raised in St. Helena, CA. He began studying the piano at age 5, the cornet at age 8, and discovered his real love, the trombone, at age 9. He received a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Dr. John Marcellus. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, NY with his wife and son.