Dave Field Bio:

David Field was born in Edmonton and started his professional musical career at age 15,playing electic bass in local rock and country bands. He then took up the string bass and started playing with jazz groups.

In 1968, as part of Bernie Senensky’s quartet, he relocated to Vancouver and continued to play jazz with a variety of local musicians including Don Thompson, Terry Clarke, Bob Hales , Dave Quaran, Dave McMurdo,and Bob Herriot, in clubs, hotels and corporate work. He also toured with the Fifth Dimension vocal group in 1969/70 all over North America. Dave was invited by Paul Horn to join his quartet, and toured Alaska and across Canada with guest Gene Bertoncini. In 1973 they were featured on the Paul Horn show on CTV, a 13 week series.

David and his family then moved on to Toronto where he became part of the local jazz scene, playing at George’s Spaghetti House, Bourbon Street and The Colonial Tavern, Lytes, and the Imperial Room at the Royal York for many years. This gave him the opportunity to play with international artists including: Chet Baker, George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Red Norvo, Johnny Guarnari, James Moody, Art Van Damme, Eddy Lockjaw Davis, Benny Carter, Zoot Simms, Don Menza, Oscar Peterson, Mose Allison, Ray Bryant, Buddy DeFranco and many others . He also accompanied many vocalists including: Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert Goulet, Jimmy Witherspoon, Maxine Sullivan, Rita Moreno, and Al Hibbler.

He also was in many local groups including Phil Nimmons ‘n Nine Plus Six which toured Canada, and won a Juno for the” Atlantic Suite” album in 1976. As part of this group Dave did workshops and taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and various universities for seven years. He also was involved in groups with Peter Appleyard, Salome Bey, Gary Morgan Quintet, Cocada(a Brazilian fusion group), Michael Danso, and won the Alcan Jazz competition with bandmates Michael Stuart, Brian Dickenson and Claude Ranger.

In recent years, David has continued to be involved in teaching, corporate work and recording. In 2009 he travelled to Los Angelos with Dan Bodanis and recorded with Dave Weckel in his studio. He is presently a member of several groups: Anthony Terpstra’s Seventet, Frank DeFelice’s Trio, and Phil Kane’s Combo Deluxe.

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