Brian Seeger

Brian Seeger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Alvin “Red” Tyler Professor of Jazz Studies
Endowed Professor of Jazz Studies


Office: 108-E Performing Arts Center
Phone: 504-280-7470


Educational Background:
BM- Berklee College or Music
MM- University of New Orleans

Brian Seeger earned a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music, and a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of New Orleans.

Returning to his alma mater to join the full-time faculty in 2007, he teaches advanced improvisation, music production, applied strings, and music business, directs ensembles, mentors budding producers and recording engineers, and oversees the busy recording studio.

His performance and recording credits include work with such diverse talents as Aaron Neville, Davell Crawford, Stanton Moore, Theresa Andersson, Cindy Scott, and his own group, the Organic Trio. He tours frequently in Europe and the United States with several bands, and has represented the U.S. on several State Department-sponsored jazz ambassador tours, including trips to Bolivia and Kazakhstan.

Professor Seeger is a master studio producer and composer, with production credits on numerous and varied releases. Recent projects include jazz singer/songwriter Cindy Scott’s most recent release, “Historia,” as well as her award-winning “Let the Devil Take Tomorrow” (OffBeat Award: Best Jazz CD 2011), saxophonist Brad Walker’s upcoming CD, the Radiators' Camile Baudoin's “Old Bayou Blues” (OffBeat Award: Best Folk/Roots CD 2012), and Alex Bosworth's "Here for You." Seeger has also produced discs for artists in France, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and New York.

Brian Seeger is a member of the NARAS (the organization that presents the Grammys) Production and Engineering wing. He has been a guest clinician and lecturer at many jazz camps, colleges and schools. He is an artist endorser for Mesa/Boogie amplifiers, D’Addario strings, Keeley effects and Bryan Galloup guitars.


  • Advanced Arranging
  • Music Production
  • Music Business
  • Applied Strings
  • Jazz Ensemble