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It has been written that Victor Fields belongs to a rare species of silky soul jazz singers. Based in Oakland, CA., Victor's rich gauzy tenor and his ability to move seamlessly between the blues, jazz, R&B and Pop prompted legendary Lou Rawls to call him, "the man with the golden voice" and the Los Angeles Times to describe him as "a stylistically accomplished singer".

As an independent artist, Victor has recorded five critically acclaimed CD’s on his own label, Regina Records. Urban Buzz wrote, “It’s like David slaying Goliath. Victor Fields is on his own independent label and he’s making his own independent music without the money machine behind him”. Featured artists on his recordings reads like a “who’s who” of Smooth Jazz: Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Lorber, Tom Politzer, Richard Elliot, Chris Camozzi, Kashif, Rodney Franklin, Rick Braun, and Nelson Braxton

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, Victor’s love of music was cultivated and shaped by his mother, a singer and a Julliard-trained pianist. After college, Victor moved to Oakland, CA. While building a successful business career, he studied voice and sat in at local jazz clubs in the evenings.

A mutual friend introduced Victor to Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter, Kashif (George Benson, Whitney Houston), which led to their collaboration on his debut album, “Promise” (1999). The CD gained impressive reviews and a loyal fan base. In 2002, Victor followed with, “52nd Street”, produced by famed guitarist, Chris Camozzi (Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton) and landed at #12 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.

“Victor” (2005), a collection of contemporary interpretations of jazz standards and compositions by celebrated songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Vince Gill and Chuck Loeb was followed by “Thinking of You” (2006), with the title-track, “Thinking of You”, a remake of the Bill Withers’, ’“Lovely Day”, and the Teddy Pendergrass classic, “When Somebody Loves You Back” leading the way.

His current release, “The Lou Rawls Project” (2015), is a tribute to the iconic R&B singer, Lou Rawls, who once called Victor “the man with the golden voice”. With his contemporary and soulful renderings of ten Rawls classics, Fields reaffirms that he is a masterful interpreter of song. The singles “Let Me Be Good To You” featuring Chris Camozzi and the sultry, “Let’s Fall In Love All Over Again” with sax man, Marcin Nowakowski, continue to climb the charts.

Recognized as an internationally critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist and leading interpreter of classic American music, as a performer, Fields has shared the stage with luminaries such as Melba Moore, Isaac Hayes, Cameo, Dee Dee Bridgewater, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Regina Belle and Atlantic Starr.

 

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