CONTACT JEFF
Direct Phone: (504) 865-2606
Email Address: jvalbert@loyno.edu
Office: 433 Communications/Music Complex
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.M., University of New Orleans
B.M., Loyola University New Orleans
COURSES TAUGHT
Intro to Music Technology
Digital Audio Production
Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Style & Practice of Pop Music

JEFFREY ALBERT

Associate Professor, Music Industry Technology

Jeffrey Albert is a musician, music technologist, and educator. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Music Industry Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, and in May of 2013, he became the first graduate of the PhD program in Experimental Music and Digital Media at Louisiana State University, where his teachers included Stephen David Beck and Jesse Allison. He also holds degrees from Loyola University – New Orleans, and the University of New Orleans, and has served on the faculty of Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of New Orleans. Jeff’s areas of research include improvisation, performance paradigms for live computer music, and audio pedagogy.

Albert has been named a Rising Star Trombonist in the Downbeat Critics Polls each year from 2011-2017, and performs regularly in the New Orleans area, and throughout the US and Europe. Jeff wrote the horn parts and played trombone on Bobby Rush’s album Porcupine Meat, which won the 2017 Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album, and has been the horn arranger and trombonist for The Meters since 2015. Albert performed on Pretty Lights Grammy Nominated 2013 album Color Map of The Sun. In 2013, the Paris based record label Rogue Art released his CD, The Tree on the Mound, which features Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, and Joshua Abrams. In addition to leading the Jeff Albert Quartet, Jeff is a member of Hamid Drake’s Bindu-Reggaeology band, and co-led the Lucky 7s with fellow trombonist Jeb Bishop. Jeff has performed with many great improvisers, including Georg Graewe, Tobias Delius, Dave Rempis, Jeff Parker, and many others. He has been a member of the bands of New Orleans greats George Porter and Wardell Querzergue, backed artists like Stevie Wonder and Bonnie Raitt, and performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New Orleans Opera.

Jeff has given presentations at the conferences of the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States, the Symposium for Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras, the International Society for Improvised Music, the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, and the inaugural Symposium on Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology. His article “Improvisation as Tool and Intention: Organizational Approaches in Laptop Orchestras and Their Effect on Personal Musical Practices” was published December of 2012 in Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation.

Jeff was the founder and chief instigator of the Open Ears Music Series which ran from 2007-2016, a board member of the non-profit New Orleans International Sound Exchange, and writes the blog Scratch My Brain.

In His Own Words

"It is very rewarding to hear the great music produced by our students and graduates, and think that I have had a small part in helping them reach some of their goals."

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