Scott Whitfield (trombonist, composer, arranger, and 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, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band, and Pete Petersen's 23-strong Collection Jazz Orchestra. The discography of Scott Whitfield includes 6 albums as leader or musical director and more than 50 recordings with other artists. He has also played with Nat Adderley Sextet, which also included Jimmy Cobb, Walter Booker, Vincent Herring, Rob Bargad, Nnenna Freelon, Frank Wess, and Steve Turre. Although Scott now makes his home in Los Angeles, he continues to commute to New York for appearances.