Ken Field

Ken Field

Instrument: Saxophone | Location: Boston

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

Updated: May 4, 2021

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

”A stone cold killer diller” Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans, LA

”Sly funky tuneful avant garde jazz” New York Music Daily

”Touches all the right cornerstones of jazz, but also funks my socks off!” Kyle Press, WKDU, Philadelphia, PA

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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.

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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.

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Past Concerts

  Tue, Sep 21
Cambridge, MA
The New Edge
Wmbr 88.1 Fm
Tue, Sep 21. 2:00 pm
  Sat, Sep 25
Boston, MA
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Herter Park Amphitheater
Sat, Sep 25. 5:00 pm
  Sun, Sep 26
Truro, MA
Woof Woof Meow
Private Event - Truro, Ma
Sun, Sep 26. 4:00 pm
  Tue, Sep 28
Cambridge, MA
The New Edge
Wmbr 88.1 Fm
Tue, Sep 28. 2:00 pm
  Sat, Oct 2
  Sun, Oct 3
Jamaica Plain, MA
Rick Berlin Reading
Tres Gatos
Sun, Oct 3. 2:00 pm