Ken Field

Instrument: Sax, alto | Location: Boston

Born: January 26

Ken Field is a saxophonist, flautist, percussionist, and composer. Since 1988 he has been a member of the internationally acclaimed electrified modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, with whom he has recorded eight CDs.

Field leads the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, a experimental and improvisational brass band, and performs with the community-based Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band. Since 2015 he has annually led a pick-up band of unafiliated musicians at the HONK!Oz Festival in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. His solo releases document his work for layered saxophones and his soundtracks for dance and film. Field was named a 2017 Finalist in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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”Something quite original in the world of jazz and beyond.” —- Kory Cook, KUT Radio, Austin, TX

”The music is what counts, and Forked Tongue demonstrates why the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble matters.” Steve Greenlee, JazzTimes

Primary Instrument

Sax, alto

Location

Boston

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Experienced and patient teacher with national & international performance credentials; private half-hour lessons in West Concord; Monday afternoon/evening; all levels; contact for references & details.

Clinic/Workshop Information

1. "Improvisation for Non-Improvisors" 2. "Soundtrack Design for Animation" 3. "Brass Bands from Bourbon Street to Sesame Street" 4. "Technology as a Tool" Presentation, residency, and workshop experience includes Wellesley College (MA), Alfred University (NY), Western New Mexico University, Sheridan College (WY), the Artists' Association of Nantucket (MA), Applewild School (MA), Camden-Rockport High School/YouthArts (ME), New Mexico Military Institute, the Carolina Film Festival (NC), Emory University (GA), the University of North Carolina, Hilo & Waiakea High Schools (HI), Dartmouth College (NH), the Massachusetts College of Art (MA), Lebanon Valley College (PA), the Boston Museum of Science (MA), the Creative Music Orchestra (New Haven, CT), the Fitchburg (MA) Art Museum, and, with Delfeayo Marsalis, the Nunez Correctional Learning Center (Port Sulpher, LA). The Saxophone Journal featured a Masterclass CD by Field based on the layered saxophone improvisations from his first solo CD Subterranea.

Videos

Bandcamp / Soundcloud

Recordings

Events

Date Time Detail Price
Aug23Thu 9:30 pm 9:30 pm
Vb And The Buzz
Way Downtown
Provincetown, MA
Aug25Sat 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Willie Alexander's Persistence Of Memory Orchestra
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Gloucester, MA
Aug28Tue 2:00 pm 2:00 pm
The New Edge
Wmbr 88.1 Fm
Cambridge, MA
Aug29Wed 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Ken Field/John Dirac Duo
Flying Fish Cafe
Wellfleet, MA
Sep2Sun 9:30 pm 9:30 pm
Bittersweet Band
Waydowntown
Provincetown, MA
Sep4Tue 2:00 pm 2:00 pm
The New Edge
Wmbr 88.1 Fm
Cambridge, MA
Sep9Sun 5:00 pm 5:00 pm
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Trio
Bella Luna Restaurant & The Milky Way Lounge
JP, MA