Other Activities

With John Bechard, Field co-curates the Boiler House Jazz Series, an improvisational music series at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham, MA.  The boiler room at the Museum is a unique acoustic space with a 42 foot high ceiling.  The series currently focuses on performances by duos who do not regularly perform together.

Field hosts The New Edge, a two-hour weekly radio program broadcasting and webcasting Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm Boston time on WMBR, 88.1FM in Cambridge. The show features innovative and creative mostly instrumental music at the boundaries of classical, jazz, and world styles.

Starting in 1992, Field organized the Norman J Field Lectures in Science, now on indefinite hiatus, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The free annual lecture, a memorial to his late father, Dr. Norman J Field, took place annually for 10 years, with a distinguished lecturer chosen each year to speak on a scientific topic of general interest.

For over 15 years, Field served as a volunteer tutor in math, English, and other subjects for Cambridge elementary and middle school students through the one-on-one program of Tutoring Plus, where he is now Vice President of the Board of Directors.

Field is on the organizing committee for HONK! Festival, an annual gathering of activist brass bands from around the world, which took place for the 4rd time over Columbus Day weekend 2009 in and around Davis Square, Somerville.

A member from 1997-2011, and now member emeritus, Field is former Chair of the Cambridge (MA) Bicycle Committee, whose mission is to encourage safe bicycling through educational and infrastructure initiatives.

Formerly on the faculty of the Music Maker School, Field is currently accepting a limited number of private saxophone and flute students.

Field co-originated & co-directed Cultural Constructions, a bi-annual concert, now on hiatus, formerly hosted by the ICA in Boston in which four musicians from four different musical cultures were brought together to perform as a single ensemble.