Dale Fielder Bio

Dale Fielder is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays all four saxophones: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. He is known for his original compositions and choice of performing rare, obscure jazz classics as well as his varied group concepts and variety of presentations. Fielder has recorded over 20 CDs as a leader. He grew up in Midland, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh where he studied oboe, bassoon and tuba in the school system. Fielder is also a product of the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Studies Program, where he studied as an ethnomusicology major under Dr. Nathan Davis. After relocating to NYC, he also performed with a host of current jazz stars such as pianist/composer Geri Allen and trombonist Robin Eubanks, among many others.

After eight years in NYC, Fielder moved to Los Angeles and studied with alto legend Charles McPherson as well as his Quartet, featuring legendary pianist Jane Getz. In 1996, Fielder recorded a national top-ten CD, “DEAR SIR: TRIBUTE TO WAYNE SHORTER”. Fielder’s recent recording projects include: “RESILIENCE!”, DFQ~Dale Fielder Quartet 20th Anniversary 2-Disc CD released in 2016.  In 2018, Fielder released a 35-year-old project featuring his late friend and jazz legend, Ms. Geri Allen; “SCENE FROM A DREAM–THE DALE FIELDER/GERI ALLEN SESSIONS, NYC 1986.”  And in 2019, Fielder recorded his 21st CD: “CONSENSUS” with his Quartet, now in its 27th year as of 2022, and that CD was considered for a Grammy nomination.  As with all of his albums, they are currently available at Clarion Jazz.com, Apple Music, and Amazon.