Ken Field & Blake Newman performed as a sax/bass duo for a live concert in the amazing outdoor courtyard of the Boston Public Library on Friday 28 August 2020 for the BPL's acclaimed summer noontime concert series. There was no in-person audience - the concert was streamed to YouTube. You can view it here!
Ravello Records announces the release of Iridescence, a high-quality recording of a live improvisational concert featuring Ken Field, sopranino saxophone/flute/percussion, Eric Glick Rieman/prepared piano, & Karen Stackpole/gongs & percussion. The concert took place in Berkley, California in February 2019, and captured the evocative energy of this spontaneous first meeting between three creative musicians. Read a review of the album here. And read a short interview with Field about the release here.
Field was honored to be interviewed by Eric Jackson, Boston's "Dean of Jazz Radio", for his PBS/WGBH series of Jazz Conversations.
Ken Field has been named President of the Boards of Directors of JazzBoston, a jazz advocacy organization, and Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, an educational non-profit providing free volunteer-based tutoring services to Cambridge youth.
"Stream" is Field's contribution to the Cambridge Arts Council's online "Stream Festival" (replacing their canceled "River Festival"), and is an improvised piece for solo alto saxophone with looping electronics. "Stream" is also featured on the current home page of the Multicultural Arts Center.