Scott Whitfield

Scott Whitfield

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SCOTT WHITFIELD

Biography

Scott Whitfield (trombonist, composer, arranger, vocalist) is rapidly gaining international recognition for his work with contemporary big bands, including the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra and the new edition of Johnny Griffin's Big Soul Band, as well as his own Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra and the Manhattan Vocal Project.

His arrangements have been performed and recorded by such artists as Diva, Maurice Hines, The Pied Pipers, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band, and Pete Petersen's 23-strong Collection Jazz Orchestra.

The discography of Scott Whitfield includes 5 recordings as leader or musical director and more than 50 recordings with other artists.

A frequent clinician and guest artist for Bach Stradivarius trombones, Whitfield has appeared throughout the world, from Australia to Zurich, sharing his expertise on trombone technique, jazz improvisation, composition, arranging, and jazz history. His "The J.J. Johnson Collection" (published by Hal Leonard) has inspired many trombonists, young and old. He is currently at work on "The Steve Turre Collection."

Upon settling in New York in 1993, Scott became a member of the Nat Adderley Sextet, which also included Jimmy Cobb, Walter Booker, Vincent Herring, and Rob Bargad. The group's engagements at Sweet Basil led to fruitful associations with Nnenna Freelon, Frank Wess, and Steve Turre, among others.

In 1998, Whitfield was appointed to the jazz faculty at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, teaching trombone, composition & arranging, improvisation, and coordinating the school's combo program.

The Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra, featuring 12 of New York's premier jazz soloists, can be heard every Monday evening from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m., at New York's Birdland, the Jazz Corner of the World.

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