Gary Fieldman, Drums
Gary Fieldman percussionist, composer, and music educator, currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he participates actively in its diverse and eclectic artistic community. As a Jazz player, Gary has performed and recorded widely. In addition to being a part of Tall Tale Trio, Gary is also a founding member of Know Orchestra, and with this ensemble has recorded his CD-length narration with music composition, Ratty's Loving Surprise. Gary also has a collection of shorter compositions on compilation project Dimension Traveler. He has made two recordings with Armenian jazz ensemble Musaner and can be found on labels including Biba, Sachimay, Innova, and also on Rotary Records with "Field Effect," the Gary Fieldman Quartet.
Gary was once a member of the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra and the Portland (ME) Symphony Orchestra and continues to play regularly with these groups. He has taught in the Preparatory and Continuing Education Department of The New England Conservatory of Music since 1996.
Personal investigations of the jazz masters and the music of the European classical tradition have been mainstays in Mr. Fieldman's approach, which attempts to define commonality in seemingly diverse arenas. Gary studies Tai Chi and is presently busy working on his Theory of Everything.