Frances Whitby was an obscure swing-era saxophonist whose little historical status rests almost entirely on 1936 recordings made beneath the management of early jazz clarinetist Jimmie Noone. Relating to jazz historian John Chilton, Whitby caused territory bands ahead of dealing with Noone. Later on, he led his personal band and caused bassist Nat Towles. Whitby became a member of Horace Henderson’s music group for a brief period in past due 1940. In 1941 he worked well in Hawaii with a particular Andrew Blakeney and his Dark brown Cats of Tempo. By the middle-’40s Whitby was surviving in California.