Dale Fielder

Dale Fielder is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and band leader. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays all four saxophones: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone with equal authority. He is known for his original compositions and choice of performing rare, obscure jazz classics as well as his varied group concepts and variety of presentations. Fielder has recorded over 14 CDs as a leader for various labels since he first appeared on the national jazz scene in 1993 with his first CD Free Flow.

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At times, it seems as if saxophonist Dale Fielder is one of the national jazz scene’s best kept secrets. An incredibly talented instrumentalist as well as an accomplished composer, Fielder’s command of his instrument, his improvisational runs, the nuances, his warm mellow tone —-his total expression is flawless. —Bob Agnew/LA Jazz Scene

Fielder comes out of the gate blowing hard, aggressive, ferociously swinging tenor and with that blows away any preconceived notions about west coast jazz musicians not being able to deal with the same depth as their east coast counterparts. Fielder’s tone is big and pungent, reminiscent of Trane’s and he possesses an impressive command of his instrument in both low and high registers

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Primary Instrument

Sax, baritone


Altadena, CA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


University of Pittsburgh Ethnomusicology Major / Yamaha School Of Music (LA,CA) Currently: Jupiter Band Instruments Educational Clinician / Brentwood (CA) High School Master Classes / Lincoln Park Performing Art Center Master Classes (2010)

Clinic/Workshop Information

Educational Clinician for Jupiter Band Intruments. Talk and teach basics of jazz improvisation. Have students perform with Quartet and critique each student

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