Department of Music

Timo Vollbrecht Hired as New Director of Jazz Studies and Lecturer in Music

Professor Vollbrecht begins his post at Brown on July 1, 2022.

photo of Timo VollbrechtWe are thrilled to announce the hire of Timo Vollbrecht, an internationally performing saxophonist-bandleader, composer, reeds player, educator, and scholar, as our new Director of Jazz Studies and Lecturer in Music. As a performing musician, Vollbrecht combines jazz with elements of new music, post-rock, electronics, and instrumental songwriting. He has toured over 30 countries with his band FLY MAGIC, and to-date has played on 22 albums as a leader or sideman. As a scholar, Vollbrecht's research interests range at the intersections of music production, pedagogy, band interaction, improvisation, artistic citizenship, and the digital avant-garde. He holds a PhD in Jazz Studies from NYU, where he has also taught as an Adjunct Professor. Learn more about Timo at his website. Welcome to Brown University, Professor Vollbrecht!