Born in Indiana and raised in Santa Ana, California, Brandon started playing the piano at age five, violin at eight and was enamored with the alto saxophone by ten. He began working as a freelance musician while still a teenager, and moved to the Los Angeles area in 1982 to embrace the inspiring local club and studio scene. Brandon's debut recording, "The Other Side Of The Story", came out in 1986. This was followed by the "The Traveler", "Other Places", "Everybodies‘ Business", and "Brandon Fields". Three concept albums followed... “A Coffehouse Christmas", “Higher Ground“ (the music of Stevie Wonder), and most recently "Fields and Strings", a beautiful collection of standards released in late 1999 on Paras Records. His latest recording The Brandon Fields Trio “One People“ was released in 2009.
As a sideman, his recording credits reflect his eclectic influences, including Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Diana Ross, Bill Medley, Jewel, B.B. King, Everclear, Bonnie Raitt, Babyface, Toto, Luther Vandross, Luis Miguel, Al Jarreau, Robben Ford, Bobby Caldwell, Los Lobotomys, The Rippingtons, Nancy Sinatra, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, The Temptations, Buzz Feiten, Michael McDonald, Randy Newman, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, David Garfield, Lionel Richie, Queen Latifah, Rob Thomas, Engelbert Humperdink, Michael Bolton, Harry Connick Jr., “O.D.B”, The Big Phat Band, Chris Walden Big Band, and Dave Weckl. Brandon has also been a featured player on several movie soundtracks, including "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me", "Class Action," "Bull Durham", "2 Days in The Valley", "The Preacher's Wife", "Waiting to Exhale," “Another 48 Hours," “Rounders", “Dreamgirls", and “Sex In The City“.
He was a member of the house band for Fox's "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers" in 1986-7. Other prominent TV work includes solos on the long running “Jeopardy“, and “Wheel OF Fortune“ themes, and numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show".
He received a 2002 Album of the Year Latin Grammy for Alejandro Sanz “Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte” and performed on Ray Charles’ 2005 Grammy slamming “Genius Loves Company”.
As a clinician for Selmer Saxophones and Rico Reeds, Brandon has taught at some of the premier music camps and schools around the world, recently returning from a week in New Zealand in January 2014. He has toured with several prominent performers including George Benson (1985-86), Kenny Loggins (1987),The Rippingtons (1987-89), Tower of Power (early 1990's), Earth Wind and Fire (1995), the Dave Weckl Band (1998-2003), and Barry Manilow (2006-2011). In summer of 2014 he reunited with Michael McDonald and Toto for a very successful tour of the US.
When he’s home in Los Angeles, Brandon continues to write, record, and play at his favorite L.A. area clubs in both acoustic and electric settings, performing original material and arrangements of current faves, combining a wide range of influences into his own uniquely expressive style.