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 Community College.


The latest incarnation of Bob's musical vision, "THE BOB FIELDS JAZZ ENSEMBLE," has been together for over 15 years.  The band Bob Fields Jazz Septetconsists 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 Bob Fields Jazz SeptetPlaza. 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.

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