Solo artists, bands, and productions often need additional professional musical talent for individual pieces or even whole sets. It takes a genuinely elite level of musician to be able to not only perform the vast array of genre required under varied circumstances, but to also select, assemble, and lead ensembles up to and exceeding 100 musicians - all to blend and enhance the unique sounds headliners and special performances call for.
Industry insiders have long considered legend a man Celebrity Talent Productions is honored to exclusively work with on such projects - Mr. Ernie Fields, Jr. We originally met Ernie through another icon - Ray Charles. Many of you visiting our site may have had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Ernie through Ricky Minor, former Musical Director for Whitney Houston, as well as through his numerous performances on The Tonight Show, or performing with Aretha, Patti Labelle, Jennifer Hudson, and James Brown. A particularly special experience was Ernie's American Idol accompaniment with Crystal Bowersox, performing on the Australian didgeridoo during her stunning rendition of "Come Together". Ernie accompanied Beyoncé at Superbowl XLVII during the national anthem, and has had the tremendous distinction of performing at the White House numerous times.
Ernie is currently the Musical Contractor for such hit shows as The X Factor, The Voice, and American Idol. The possibilities in gathering an ensemble for that special experience are as varied as art - if you have need of elite musicians, you can ask for no finer of an experience than that which can be provided by the talent and leadership of Mr. Ernie Fields, Jr.