Jiggs Whigham is an internationally acclaimed trombone soloist, band leader and educator. By the age of 17 he was already first and solo trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and just two years later took the same role with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Over the span of his incredible career he has directed The Swiss Radio Band, become Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berlin Radio Orchestra and is currently conductor of the BBC Big Band in Great Britain and Artistic Director of the Berlin Jazz Orchestra. Jiggs’ education roles have included posts as Professor and Head of Jazz at Cologne University, Professor for Life at the ‘Hanns Eisler’ College of Music in Berlin and visiting Professor at the University of Indiana. He is currently visiting Professor at the Guildhall School Of Music And Drama in London and visiting tutor at the Royal Northen College of Music in Manchester, England.
Jiggs and us
We are as proud of our association with such a legend of the trombone as we are of the pBone itself. From the first moment Jiggs held the pBone he has was as convinced as we were that we had created something of great significance to the musical world and he has been a part of our evolving story ever since. To have a musical icon such as Jiggs Whigham as one of the family is a privilege and an honour. So join us – the pBone revolution has begun.