Bob Fields - Bio
As an aspiring jazz musician growing up in the
40's, Bob Fields was inspired by many of the legendary jazz greats.
When bebop hit the scene he was particularly inspired and that
whole era left a lasting impression on him. He attended
the Peabody Institute where he studied piano and music composition.
Upon graduating in 1952, Bob went out on the road with a few
semi-name bands where he played piano and wrote the arrangements
for the groups. In the 60's he formed his first band and
played many shows in the Baltimore area at venues like the infamous
Playboy Club and the Baltimore Civic Center. Over the years
Bob Fields has played for and with such legendary greats as Sammy
Davis Jr., The Doc Severenson Orchestra, Englebert Humperdink,
Herb Ellis, Eileen Farrell, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson. He
has also performed many times with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Through it all he has been kind enough to impart his remarkable
musical talent to others through his teaching, and currently
teaches jazz piano at both the Peabody Preparatory and Essex
BOB FIELDS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
The latest incarnation
of Bob's musical vision, "THE BOB FIELDS JAZZ ENSEMBLE,"
has been together for over 15 years. The band consists of trumpet, woodwinds, sax, flute, trombone,
bass, drums, guitar and of course Bob Fields on piano.
Their music covers jazz standards from the 40's on up to present
times as well as Bob's own distinctive originals. The group
does concerts in and around the Baltimore area and has recently
performed for the City of Baltimore at places such as The Baltimore
City Fair, The War Memorial Plaza and Hopkins Plaza. They have also been seen and heard lately
at the Maryland Wine Festival, The Artscape Festival and The
Maryland Seafood Festival. Bob also continues to open
up the minds of younger listeners to the world of jazz by performing
with his group at schools such as Notre Dame, Gilman, Boys Latin,
Park School and the Enoch Pratt Library. He also performs
both solo and with his ensemble at private parties, weddings,
hotels, restaurants and lounges.