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Gregg Field


Gregg Field is one of the most versatile and highly sought-after drummers on the music scene today and has been voted onto the ‘Moderm Drummer’ magazine readers poll three times. World class musicians and singers alike, a veritable who’s who of music, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Joe Sample, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Sean Puffy Combs, Vince Gill, Dianne Schuur, Wallace Roney, Mel Torme’, Patrick Williams, Grover Washington Jr., Amy Grant and Patti Austin are among his musical collaborators.

Among his latest recordings are: Dianne Schuur’s ‘Friends for Schuur’ with Stevie Wonder, Vince Gill’s ‘Breath of Heaven’, Patti Austin’s ELLA!; Barry Manilow’s ‘Manilow Sings Sinatra’, Amy Grant’s recent Christmas release and Monica Mancini’s ‘The Dreams of Johnny Mercer’. At 24 he toured with Count Basie from 1980 through 1982, Ella Fitzgerald from 1985 through 1986 and Frank Sinatra from 1991 through 1995. Gregg can be heard on Sinatra’s multi-platinum ‘Duets’ and ‘Duets II’ recordings, as well as Sinatra’s last album, ‘Sinatra 80 Live in Concert!’. He has performed with numerous symphonies worldwide including Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, Vancouver, Seattle and the National Symphony in Washington D.C.

He has appeared on ten Grammy-nominated recordings, three of which have been awarded the coveted Grammy. Recently, he released his debut solo CD entitled ‘The Art of Swing’. Not only a highly respected drummer, Mr. Field has become a busy record producer. He has produced the 2001 Grammy nominee offering by Nnenna Freelon ‘Soul Call’, Louis Bellson’s ‘The Art of the Chart’, Monica Mancini’s ‘The Dreams of Johnny Mercer’, and the Grammy nominated ‘Earth’ by Bob Florence. Gregg was also asked to produce the debut CD of the new ‘Playboy Jazz’ label featuring the soundtrack to the CBS miniseries ‘Blonde’ and in June traveled to Germany to produce Patti Austin, Patrick Williams and the WDR Radio Orchestra tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

Mr. Field has been on the faculty of the University of Southern California since 1983 and is the Rhythm Chair at the Henry Mancini Institute at UCLA. He has performed master classes and clinics worldwide and was twice selected by Modern Drummer Magazine to present a master class at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. In addition, Yamaha and the Zildjian Cymbal Company have twice sponsored his clinics at the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) convention.

Mr. Field’s television credits include: ‘The Kennedy Center Honors’, ‘The Grammy Hall of Fame Awards’, ‘The Soul Train Awards’, ‘Frank Sinatra, The Man and His Music, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘The Tonight Show’, ‘A Carnegie Hall Tribute to Count Basie’, ‘Basie and Bennett, Together Again’, ‘Night Court with Mel Torme’, MTV, VH-I, and ‘Monica Mancini: On Record’. He also appears on the Sinatra video release, ‘The Reprise Collection Vol. III. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a board member of the Henry Mancini Institute and an executive officer of Concord Records.

The San Francisco native resides in Los Angeles.

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