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Kevin Field

Composer, Performer

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Biography

Pianist and composer Kevin Field has collaborated with some of the top international names in jazz including guitarist Nir Felder, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire, who all feature on his New York album The A List (Warner Music 2015). He has performed concerts in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand and features on over 30 albums by such artists as Nathan Haines, Whirimako Black, Caitlin Smith and The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Kevin has released several of his own albums including the celebrated Field of Vision, also on the Warner Music label.

At the age of 8, Kevin began his musical career with piano lessons introducing him to the world of classical music. After considerable success at competitions and examinations, he started playing in a jazz band at age 17 where he discovered a passion for jazz. Kevin’s distinctive approach to jazz harmony is probably the most recognizable element to his playing and compositions. “From a very young age, it was the harmony in music that moved me and the emotions that could be attached to chords or a chord sequence.”

Kevin is a dynamic and experienced live performer having lead a number of his own bands and is known for the respect and affinity he garners from his fellow musicians. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies at The University of Auckland.


Composed (32)

As One

for jazz ensemble


Backslider

for jazz ensemble


Bootcamp

for jazz ensemble


Breadwinner

for jazz ensemble


Closed Book

for jazz ensemble, 5m 3s


Continuance

for jazz quartet


Cousin Morphine

for jazz ensemble


Dangerous to Know

for jazz ensemble


Dealbreaker

for jazz ensemble, 5m 9s


Ditto

for jazz ensemble


Drea

for jazz ensemble


Good Friday

for jazz ensemble


Icebreaker

for jazz quartet


Imaginary Friend

for jazz ensemble


Ironing

for jazz ensemble


Le Grand

for jazz ensemble


Leftfield

for jazz ensemble, 6m 33s


Madame Butterfly

for jazz ensemble


Modus Operandi

for jazz ensemble, 5m 13s


Mr Latin

for jazz ensemble


Music of the Gods

for jazz ensemble, 4m 12s


Need You

for jazz ensemble


Offering

for jazz ensemble


One Way Traffic

for jazz ensemble, 7m 59s


People Factory

for jazz quartet


Perfect Disco

for jazz ensemble, 5m 27s


Protean Sketch

for jazz ensemble, 8m 29s


Realisation

for jazz ensemble


Road to Damascus

for jazz quartet


See Happen

for jazz ensemble


Shatneresque

for jazz ensemble, 4m 25s


The A List

for jazz ensemble, 6m 54s



Performances (1)

DOG - Jazz Staff Concert

The University of Auckland School of Music’s jazz staff ensemble DOG returns to the School of Mus...