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May 5 Tuesday
Blues Alley - Washington, DC

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Thomas Marriott (trumpet) • Orrin Evans (piano) • Madison Rast (bass) • Anwar Marshall (drums)

May 6 Wednesday
Chris’ Jazz Cafe - Philadelphia, PA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Thomas Marriott (trumpet) • Orrin Evans (piano) • Madison Rast (bass) • Anwar Marshall (drums)

Tour: Teaching
May 9 Saturday
California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Clinic

“Happy Endings: The Art of Ending a Song”

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3:15pm-5:15pm.
The final moments of a song are crucial to the lasting impression it leaves. This workshop for both rhythm section players and soloists addresses all the practical elements of pulling it off in style. Topics include: ritards, taking harmonic cues, playing over single and multiple fermatas, arranged endings, endings on the fly, nonverbal band communication. Bring your instruments, as there will be ample playing and critique!
Prerequisites: Experience performing songs and improvising.

May 10 Sunday
California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Clinic

“Beyond the Blues Scale”

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11am-4pm (5 hours including a 30 minute lunch break)
Designed for players accustomed to using a single scale for each song they improvise over, this interactive workshop introduces participants to the rich experience of improvising over changing harmony. The leap from jamming over a chord or a blues scale to playing meaningfully over moving chords can be overwhelming; this workshop breaks it down through progressive exercises that allow students to hear and feel the changes of harmony, paving the way for students to play over chord changes as a natural expression of emotion rather than an intellectual exercise. Participants learn to improvise over a 12-bar blues like a jazz musician, bringing out the unique sound of each part of the blues form, rather than treating it all as an undifferentiated whole. Prerequisites: Knowledge of major and minor scales and facility on a melodic instrument.

May 29 Friday
Healdsburg Jazz Festival - Healdsburg, CA

Ed Reed Quartet

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Ed Reed (vocal) • Anton Schwartz (sax) • Adam Shulman (piano) • John Wiitala (bass). 7pm-9pm.

May 31 Sunday
Piedmont Piano Company - Oakland, CA

Ed Reed Quartet

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Ed Reed (vocal) • Anton Schwartz (sax) • Adam Shulman (piano) • John Wiitala (bass) 4pm-6pm.

Jun 6 Saturday
KCSM Jazz On The Hill - San Mateo, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Thomas Marriott (trumpet) • Russell Ferrante (piano) • John Shifflett (bass) • D’Vonne Lewis (drums). Outdoor jazz festival, free of charge. Followed by Poncho Sanchez at 4:30.

Jun 12 Friday
Tula’s - Seattle, WA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

featuring Russell Ferrante

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Thomas Marriott (trumpet) • Russell Ferrante (piano) • Jon Hamar (bass) • D’Vonne Lewis (drums)
All ages welcome until 10pm. 21+ thereafter.
Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Cover charge: $20.

Jun 13 Saturday
Loft Concert - Seattle, WA

Lorraine Feather, Anton Schwartz, Russell Ferrante

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Lorraine Feather (vocal) • Anton Schwartz (sax) • Russell Ferrante (piano)

Jun 14 Sunday
Jazz Live at Marine View - Tacoma, WA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

Featuring Russell Ferrante

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Thomas Marriott (trumpet) • Russell Ferrante (piano) • Jon Hamar (bass) • D’Vonne Lewis (drums)

Tour: Teaching
Aug 3 Monday
Lafayette Summer Jazz Workshop - Lafayette, CA

Faculty

August 3 – August 7

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Aug 8 Saturday
The Sound Room - Oakland, CA

Allison Adams Tucker

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Allison Adams Tucker (vocal) • Anton Schwartz (sax) • Marcos Silva (piano) • Aaron Germain (bass) • Kelly Fasman (drums). 8pm-10:30pm.

Aug 9 Sunday
San Jose Jazz Festival - San Jose, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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On the Silicon Valley Stage. 3:00pm-4:30pm.
Anton Schwartz (sax) • Josh Nelson (piano) • John Shifflett (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Aug 9 Sunday
Piedmont Piano Company - Oakland, CA

Anton Schwarz / Josh Nelson duo

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Josh Nelson (piano)
Reception following the concert.

Sep 10 Thursday
Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, WA

Inga Swearingen, Anton Schwartz, Chuck Deardorf

Earshot’s “Art of Jazz” concert series

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Oct 3 Saturday
Loft Concert - Seattle, WA

Kellye Gray

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Kellye Gray (vocal) • Anton Schwartz (sax) • Bill Anschell (piano) • Jeff Johnson (bass)

Oct 4 Sunday
Swingin’ Sounds - Olympia, WA

Kellye Gray

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Kellye Gray (vocal) • Anton Schwartz (sax) • Bill Anschell (piano) • Jeff Johnson (bass). $30 admission includes snacks.

Nov 21 Saturday
The Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA

Guest Soloist

The Last Waltz Tribute. (All proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest)

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Visit TheLastWaltzTribute.com for more information.

Noteworthy past venues

  • Blue Note, NYC
  • Blues Alley, Washington DC
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV
  • Cafe du Nord, San Francisco
  • Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC
  • The Calumet, Buffalo, NY
  • Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles
  • Fifty-Five Bar, NYC
  • Jazz Alley, Seattle
  • The Jazz Standard, NYC
  • Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival
  • Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
  • LACMA, Los Angeles
  • Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Regattabar, Boston
  • Ryles Jazz Club, Boston
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
  • SFJAZZ, San Francisco
  • SLO Jazz Festival, San Luis Obispo
  • Shanghai Century Park, Shanghai, China
  • Vitello’s, Los Angeles
  • Yoshi’s, Oakland
  • Yoshi’s, San Francisco