Director Scott Stroman is a conductor, composer, singer and educator in a uniquely broad range of musical styles embracing jazz, classical and world music. American-born and based in London, he writes for and directs the London Jazz Orchestra as well as the choir Eclectic Voices, is Artistic Director of Highbury Opera Theatre, and has worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (where he founded their groundbreaking Renga ensemble), London Sinfonietta, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Chamber Orchestra, Western Sinfonia, Opera de Lyon, Toulon Opera, and numerous professional, amateur, and youth orchestras, choirs, and bands throughout the UK and Europe. A specialist in new music of many styles and genres, he also gave dozens of premiers as director of the contemporary string ensemble OPUS 20.
In jazz and world music he has performed as a singer and/or trombonist with many artists including Billy Cobham, R.A. Ramanani, Kenny Wheeler, Rufus Reid and Dizzy Gillespie, has worked as arranger/conductor with Youssou N'Dour, Phil Collins, and Herbie Hancock, and is co-leader of the Stroman/Jönsson Project with Swedish saxophonist Cennet Jönsson.
As Head of Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London he created one of the top jazz programmes in Europe, and he is well known for the hundreds of inspiring workshops in jazz, singing, and improvisation he has led throughout the UK and Europe. At Guildhall he continues to direct the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Singers and teaches composition, arranging and conducting.
A prolific composer and arranger for jazz orchestras, bands, orchestras, choirs and the stage, he recently premiered an opera based on Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch and is writing another based on Michael Palin’s play The Weekend.