In July 2017 the ANIMATOR Festival in Poznan, Poland presented a special program of the animated films of the late Karen Aqua, with live soundtracks by the Ken Field Alto Sax Quartet plus Drums. Here is video of the first 15 minutes of the program.
The Celebrity Series of Boston has selected Ken Field to curate music for their upcoming "Jazz Along the Charles" project. Established by Aaron Richmond in 1938, the Celebrity Series has evolved into New England's major presenting organization with over 200 performance and outreach activities annually. Jazz Along the Charles will take place on the afternoon of Sunday September 23rd, 2018. 25 jazz ensembles will gather at a series of connected, walkable locations along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting a curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective concert that celebrates the great jazz community in Boston today. Applications from Boston area jazz musiciand and ensembles for paid participation in the event are accepted through April 16.
Field's composition "The Pearly Eyed March", as recorded by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic on their 1995 release Dancing on A'A, was featured in "In Transit", two evenings of dances by Margot Parsons as part of the "Living Legacy" series at The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA, April 6 & 7, 2018.
For the fourth year, Ken Field led his New Orleans-influenced Hoot Band at the HONK!Oz and Illawarra Folk Festivals in Wollongong (NSW), Australia, south of Sydney. This year's iteration of the Hoot Band featured over 100 musicians performing with the group. The repertoire included original material by Field, as well as arrangements of New Orleans & Australian traditional and popular works.
Ken Field has been honored as a 2017 Finalist in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.