Ernie Fields’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 28, 1904

Death Date

May 11, 1997

Age of Death

92 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States



The pianist Ernie Fields died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Popular bandleader of the 1940s and 1950s. He was one of the pioneers of the transition from big band to R&B.

He studied electrical engineering at the Tuskegee Institute and also played trombone for the school’s marching band. He eventually moved to Tulsa where he played around in the city’s nightclubs.

He started his own band called The Entertainers and specialized in giving big band swing classics like Tuxedo Junction and Begin the Beguine a modern, rocking sound.