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The Checkout—Live at Berklee, an ongoing collaboration between WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, NPR Music, and Berklee, presents Lawrence Fields '08 with Vicente Archer on bass, John Ellis on woodwinds, and Corey Fonville on drums.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Lawrence Fields is a pianist and composer who is known for a personal, melodic style. During his studies at Berklee, Fields became the first-ever recipient of the prestigious James Williams scholarship, along with other piano department awards and accolades. He has been a member of several nationally recognized groups, including the Nicholas Payton Group and the quartet led by Jeff "Tain" Watts '81. In addition, he has performed or recorded with artists such as Branford Marsalis '80, Terri Lyne Carrington '83 '03H, Christian McBride, Bob Hurst, and Delfeayo Marsalis '89.
Fields currently holds the piano chair in Joe Lovano's '72 '98H Classic Quartet (featuring George Mraz '70 and Lewis Nash), the Sax Supreme Quintet (featuring Lovano and Chris Potter), and the group led by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah '04. He can be seen performing at venues all across the world, both as a sideman and as a leader of his own ensembles.
Watch a performance of Lawrence Fields's "New Heroes" live at Berklee: