A multiple woodwind player and arranger, Scott joined the Navy Commodores big band in 1991 on baritone sax, then in 1998 became the chief arranger for the United States Navy Band for fifteen years until his retirement in 2017. Prior to joining the Navy, he performed at Disney World for nine years. Silbert has been a featured soloist on many national and international concert tours, at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, the Saxophone Symposium, The Midwest Clinic, the Detroit -Montreux Jazz Festival, and at numerous local concert venues in the D.C area. Additionally, he performs with the prestigious Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and has composed/arranged more than 200 works for the ensemble. Recently, he has stepped into the role of band leader with his own small group and big band, both ensembles being new favorites for the massive DCLX swing dance community. Scott’s first album as leader, Introducing the Scott Silbert Big Band: Jump Children, features some of the lesser performed big band works of the 1930s and '40s, and is now available on both CD as well as a complete digital download.