Doug Scarborough

Doug Scarborough

Dr. Doug Scarborough, Jazz Studies

Assistant Professor of Music
Whitman College Hall of Music
Music Building Room 118
PH: (509) 527-5230

A native of the blues-rich Mississippi Delta, Doug Scarborough has won three DownBeat jazz awards and performed with such luminaries as Arturo Sandoval, Bobby Shew, Benny Golson, Louie Bellson, Kenny Wheeler, and Mac Arnold. As a trombonist he has appeared with the Walla Walla Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra, and the Greenville Pops Orchestra.  He has also contributed record reviews for the International Trombone Association Journal.

As keyboardist, he has recorded and toured the U.S. with legendary fusion guitarist Shawn Lane and the experimental jazz/rock band mindGOflip. As a singer/songwriter, he has recorded two solo CD’s and has been featured on dozens of other studio recordings.  He has worked as adjudicator and clinician at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and the Kinser Jazz Festival in Casper, WY.

Doug received his D.A. in Music Theory and Composition with an emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado and his MME and BME from Delta State University.  He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the International Trombone Association, and the Blues Highway Association.  Before coming to Whitman, Doug served on the faculty at the University of South Carolina-Upstate and Washington and Lee University.