Ken Field is a saxophonist, flautist, and composer. Since 1988 he has been a member of the internationally acclaimed modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, with whom he has recorded eight CDs. He leads the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, an experimental & improvisational brass band. His solo releases document his work for layered saxophones and his soundtracks for dance and film. Field has performed for President Bill Clinton, with Trombone Shorty, Charles Neville, and former J. Geils frontman Peter Wolf, with the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, and with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.
Field has appeared throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and has been awarded composition residency fellowship grants at the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Fundación Valparaíso, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His musical projects have been featured in The New York Times, Saxophone Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Billboard, Cadence, The Wire, Orlando Sentinel, Downbeat, and many other publications. His music is heard regularly on the television program Sesame Street.
Field is an Applied Microphone Technology Endorser and a Vandoren Performing Artist. He hosts The New Edge, a weekly radio program on WMBR in Cambridge. He is former Chair of the Cambridge Bicycle Committee, a member of the HONK! Organizing Committee, and is on the Boards of JazzBoston and Tutoring Plus of Cambridge.