Pianist and composer Kevin Field has collaborated with some of the top international names in jazz, performing in the UK, USA, Australia, & New Zealand, and features on over 30 albums.
At the age of 8, Kevin began his musical career with piano lessons that introduced him to classical music. After considerable success at competitions and examinations he discovered a passion for jazz. His 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, and is known for the respect and affinity he garners from his fellow musicians. He is a Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies at The University of Auckland, and has contributed to xxxx Rattle albums, beginning with the label’s first serious foray into jazz, Irony by FSH Trio (2009). He subsequently appeared on Oxide (Samsom Nacey Haines, 2011); Dog (with Roger Manins, Ron Somsom, and Olivier Holland, 2014 Jazz Album of the Year); and No Dogs Allowed (Dog, 2018).