Artists | Scott Fields (US/DE)

Scott Fields (born September 30, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois), is a guitarist, composer and band leader.
Fields started as a self-taught rock musician but soon was influenced by the musicians of the Association for the Advancement for Creative Musicians, which was active in the Hyde Park neighborhood in which he grew up. Later he studied classical guitar, jazz guitar, music composition and music theory.
In 1973 Fields co-founded the power avant-jazz trio Life Rhythms. When the group disbanded two years later he played sporadically, but soon was institutionalized for an extended period. Stopped performing, but occasionally studied music, for the next 15 years. Obtained degrees from the University of Wisconsin in journalism, economics, and, as a Masters, mass communications.
Fields moved to Cologne, Germany.
Since 1989 he has performed and composed actively. His ensembles and partnerships have included such musicians as Carrie Biolo, Michael Bisio, Geoff Brady, Kyle Bruckmann, Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Davis, Stephen Dembski, Hamid Drake, Elizabeth Falconer, Elisabeth Fügemann, Michael Formanek, Christina Fuchs, Sebastian Gramss, Frank Gratkowski, Guillermo Gregorio, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Heupel, John Hollenbeck, François Houle, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Robbie Hunsinger, Derek James, Raymond Kaczynski, Greg Kelley, Robert Landfermann, Peggy Lee, Thomas Lehn, Jeffrey Lependorf, Daniel Levin, Christian Lillinger, Axel Lindner, João Lobo, Tom Lorenz, Matthias Mainz, Annette Maye, Rob Mazurek, Myra Melford, Udo Moll, Matthias Muche, Larry Ochs, Mary Oliver, John Padden, Jessica Pavone, Jeff Parker, Ed Pias, Melvyn Poore, Eva Pöpplein, Stephen Rath, Norbert Rodenkirchen, Donald Robinson, Scott Roller, Vincent Royer, Elliott Sharp, Angelika Sheridan, Damon Short, Ryan Smith, Florian Standler, Radik Stawartz, Robert Stright, Hans Sturm, Matthias Schubert, Achim Tang, Christian Thomé, Matt Turner, Dylan van der Schyff, Peter Van Huffel, Georg Wissel, Marion Wörle aka Frau W, Xu Fengxia, Michael Zerang, Philip Zoubek.