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Ken Field

Field is a longtime member of the modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, and leads the improvisational brass band the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.

About Me

Saxophonist, flautist, percussionist, composer. Performed and recorded with Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Willie Alexander's Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble. Soundtracks for Sesame Street, Karen Aqua, others. 2008 release “Forked Tongue” by the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble was included on numerous best of year lists, including the Village Voice, AAJ, and the Postimees (Estonia). Compositions & performances with Guggenheim Fellowship grantees Bridgman/Packer Dance. Masterclass CD in the Saxophone Journal. Performances include Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Teatro de la Ciudad (Mexico City).

My Jazz Story

My perspective is that jazz is, at its core, improvisation, and the energy of spontaneous uncensored creativity is what will continue to drive jazz into the future. My group Revolutionary Snake Ensemble focuses on a mix of traditional and original material, but solo and group improvisation is central to what we do, and our use of spontaneous arrangements mean that every performance is different on many levels.

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