MarcFieldsWebMarc Fields, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and trombonist, credits his earliest and most important musical influence to his father, jazz disc jockey Bill Fields. Marc attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied orchestral trombone, enriching his knowledge of music. After graduating in 1975 with honors from CCM, he landed a position as a staff musician working on the Bob Braun show at WLWT-TV, a Cincinnati based television station. During this time he also was a member of the house band for the legendary Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky.

In 1975 Marc began establishing his career as a jazz trombonist, and as one of the better freelance musicians in the greater Cincinnati area. He has performed with such artists as Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Ray Felder, Fred Hersch, Billy Hart, Kenny Garrett, Ahmad Jamal, Steve Wilson, and Mulgrew Miller. Marc also performed for six years with Ray Charles, touring around the world six times, recording an album, and appearing on the “Ray Charles 50 Year Anniversary” television special.

Marc returned home to Cincinnati in 1994 and landed a position as adjunct professor of jazz trombone and combos at his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he challenges his students to understand the great qualities of the trombone. Marc Fields, in addition to his position at CCM, actively performs freelance work in the regional area, and still performs with the Cohesion Jazz Ensemble, Clyde Brown Unlimited and his own jazz quintet.

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