Music hours: 6:30 to 8:30 // Duo: Ginger Berglund and Scott Whitfield: 9:00
Ginger and Scott are an absolutely top-notch jazz vocal duo. Think Mel Torme/Jack Jones meets Julie London/Annie Ross. Or Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby.
“This is an expertly formed entertainment…Hot stuff throughout.” - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Ginger Berglund carries on the legacies of June Christy and Anita O’Day with the Stan Kenton Alumni Band. Her multi-faceted career includes singing with The Modernaires and the Glen Miller Orchestra. Besides singing duets with her husband, Scott Whitfield, she recorded for the Tonight Show originator and host, Steve Allen, and with the great pianist Paul Smith. She has sung duets with the smooth and soaring voice of Kenny Rankin.
Ginger cut her teeth in the music business working for the great Brazilian jazz vocalist Flora Purim and her husband, the premiere fusion jazz percussionist Airto Moreira. She is a featured singer the Tracy Wells Big Band, the Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra, and the Jumpin' Joz Band. She’s worked acting and singing in commercials.
Scott Whitfield (trombonist, composer, arranger, and vocalist) is internationally recognized for his work with contemporary big bands, including those of Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bob Florence, Clare Fischer, Johnny Mandel, Bill Holman, Phil Norman Tentet, Glen Miller Orchestra, Stan Kenton Alumni Band and Jimmy Dorsey Band, as well as his own Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestras (East AND West). In addition to Scott’s own recordings, his compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by such artists as Diva, Maurice Hines, The Pied Pipers, The Modernaires, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, and Pete Petersen’s 23-strong Collection Jazz Orchestra.
Scott’s playing, writing, and singing have been compared to that of some of his biggest influences, including Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, Mel Torme, and Jack Jones.
He has also performed in many Broadway show orchestras, and backed the likes of Robert Goulet, Rita Moreno, Marilyn McCoo, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Patti Austin, and a host of others.
"Scott plays with such reckless, high-wire act abandon, like maybe (Frank) Rosolino on speed” - Jeff Thompson