Symphony Series: Born in the U.S.A.!
Sunday, March 1, 3pm - Cordiner Hall
Free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk, 2pm, Reid Campus Center
Copland - Quiet City
Samuel Jones - Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Doug Scarborough, trombone
John David Earnest - Southern Exposure
Gershwin - An American in Paris
This concert is presented as part of Music 360°: "Looking Back... Reaching Forward: The Music of Samuel Jones," a festival featuring the music and works of Dr. Samuel Jones, presented by the Walla Walla Symphony and Whitman College.
Adult - $17, $24, $28
Student - $8, $12, $16
Youth (18 & under) - $5
Featured Soloist: Doug Scarborough
A native of the Mississippi Delta, Doug Scarborough is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed throughout the US and abroad, with recent performances in Asia and the Middle East. He has performed with top artists such as Arturo Sandoval (as trombonist), the Gypsy All-Stars (as bassist), and Shawn Lane (keyboardist) while winning three Down Beat jazz awards and contributing record reviews for the International Trombone Association Journal. Doug is in demand as adjudicator and clinician at jazz festivals such as the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
His recent research pioneers a new approach to jazz trombone: utilizing the Middle Eastern system of scales and quarter-tones. Because of its slide, the trombone lends itself ideally to playing notes and scales not possible on the piano. These scales, known as maqamat (sing. maqam), can be heard on his recently released CD of original compositions that blend Middle Eastern music and jazz.
Doug received his bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS and his DMA in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado. Currently he enjoys serving as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Whitman College.