Marking its sixth appearance at the Governors Ball, the Gregg Field Orchestra will kick off the post-telecast celebration following the 78th Academy Awards® on Sunday, March 5, Governors Ball Chair Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.

Field will lead the 27-piece orchestra, which also will accompany Grammy®-nominated singer Patti Austin, as it performs for the 1,650 Ball guests �" Academy Award winners and nominees, show presenters and telecast participants.

Joining the orchestra will be three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Tom Scott who will perform solos throughout the evening. Scott, who has 26 solo recordings and 13 Grammy nominations, has numerous film and television scoring credits.

The evening’s entertainment also will feature a performance by Mindi Abair, a jazz artist whose 2003 album was recognized by Billboard magazine as one of the Top 10 contemporary jazz albums of the year.

The Ball will cap the celebration of the film achievements of 2005 in the Governors Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center® following the Awards Presentation.

Brian B.