Alfredo Lopes has been performing and writing jazz repertoire since his Associate Diploma of Jazz Studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1993. In 2012 he completed an Honours exegesis at Southern Cross University, Lismore: The harmonic explorations of Joe Henderson: A study by a professional jazz musician on his contribution to the modern jazz tenor saxophone sound. He has presented a paper, Jazzing: Intuition and Intellect, at the Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network conference, Melbourne. Alfredo has also presented a paper, Jazz as process: A different perspective for the 21st century, at the Continental Drift: A Century of Jazz on Record conference, Edinburgh Napier University. Alfredo is at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, developing a Doctorate of Musical Arts exegesis: Jazz as process: Perspectives on creative design as a composer, player and leader in a small ensemble
He has studied arranging with Graeme Lyall, composition and harmony with Roger Frampton and piano and counterpoint with Judy Bailey. Alfredo has also studied with jazz great: Joe Henderson, saxophonist: Wes Anderson from the Lincoln Centre Orchestra and New York piano player/educator, Dr Barry Harris.
Alfredo has taught woodwinds at various states and private schools in NSW and QLD, preparing students for A.M.E.B and Trinity exams and various school and public performances, equipping students with a thorough understanding of music theory, performance, improvisation and composition fundamentals for more than 20 years. He has also taught at tertiary institutions as well as teaching workshops at various music camps and festivals.