Scott Layman, Trombonist, is from Peoria, Illinois. He started playing professionally with a local dance orchestra at age 15. Through and after college, Scott performed with numerous bands, combos, and classical orchestras in a three-state area. He has toured for a year each with the Jan Garber Orchestra and the Al Pierson Orchestra. Scott also has spent a year serving on the M.S. Independence with American Hawaii Cruise Lines and 2 years on the M.S. Caribe with Commodore Cruise Lines out of Miami.