- Oliphant Hall B03
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- After graduating Chaffey College, Albert Alva attended the Los Angeles Jazz Workshop. He has toured with Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, Jerry Lewis, Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton Calloway, and Ken Peplowski. He has also played in various bands backing such artists as Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Diane Schuur, Jack Jones, and the Captain & Tennile. Recording credits include Toni Tennile, Renee Olstead, Matt Catingub, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, and Rosemary Clooney's last recording called "Sentimental Journey" for Concord Records. It was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Mr. Alva is currently co-director of the "Jazz Angels," teaching youth bands in the Long Beach area. His proudest moments include working on music with Benny Carter, and also a long association serving as librarian, copyist, arranger, and saxophonist for jazz drummer, Louie Bellson.