Join us for an online concert in the spirit of our annual Concerts in the Courtyard series. We will be streaming this performance LIVE from the courtyard to our YouTube page via this link:
Ken Field (saxophone) and Blake Newman (bass) will perform works from the repertoires of the Ken Field Nonstandards and the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, including Field's original compositions and unique arrangements of traditional material, as well as improvisations utilizing looping electronics.
Ken Field is a composer, saxophonist, flutist, and percussionist. He has received international public and critical acclaim for his solo work, his work with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (which he leads), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Willie Loco Alexander's Persistence of Memory Orchestra, and the Armenian/American jazz project Musaner, as well as his commissioned compositions and performances with Bridgman/Packer Dance. Field has composed a number of pieces for the children's television program Sesame Street. Field was named a 2017 Finalist in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information, visit this website.
Bassist Blake Newman has performed worldwide with the American Repertory Theater, Gamelan Galak Tika, Armenian jazz/folk group MusAner, Iyeoka Okwawo, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, and Bruce Katz. He has appeared as soloist at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and has also performed or recorded with Eva Bittova, David Murray, Evan Ziporyn, John Kelly, Duke Robillard, Charles Neville, Butch Morris, Jon Faddis, and Christian Scott. Newman studied with Gary Peacock, Charlie Haden, and Dave Holland, and holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music. For more information, visit this website.
Our Concerts in the Courtyard series is sponsored by Bank of America.