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Tour: Teaching
Nov 18 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA

Clinic

Improvising on Jobim’s “Wave”

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10:00am-12:30pm.
We delve deeply into this classic composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim, examining its harmony in ways that will directly help us improvise over it, discussing the chord progression on both a micro level (how each chord leads to the next) and a big-picture level (how they all work together to form a coherent song). Suggestions are given for ways to mentally simplify the song’s structure, as well as ways to embellish to the chord changes. Students optionally improvise over the song and are critiqued, with recommendations given for a direct path to improvement. Prerequisites: Improvisational experience and knowledge of basic jazz harmony, including all major, minor, mixolydian and diminished scales.
Bring your instrument (optional).
Note: Discounted rate of $85 for both workshops this day.

Nov 18 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA

Clinic

“Math for Jazz Music”

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1:30pm-4:00pm
Modular Arithmetic… Mutually Prime… Rotational Symmetry. Have I lost you yet? Terms like these are foreign to most of us, but what they stand for are things that, as musicians, we unknowingly deal with all the time. Let’s get our geek on and learn some new ways of talking about harmony and rhythm… ways that we can put to powerful use in better understanding and internalizing the music we play.
Prerequisites: familiarity with basic musical concepts such as chord types and the circle of fifths.
Note: Discounted rate of $85 for both workshops this day.

Nov 30 Thursday
Cafe Stritch - San Jose, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Joel Behrman (trumpet) • Gary Brown (bass) • Alan Hall (drums)

Dec 2 Saturday
Jazz at the Sequoia Room - Fort Bragg, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Anton Schwartz (sax), Joel Behrman (trumpet), Josh Nelson (piano), Gary Brown (bass), Lorca Hart (drums).
in the North Coast Brewery Taproom, Restaurant & Bar.
Guests must be age 13+.
Guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dec 3 Sunday
Jazz Church West - Danville, CA

Anton Schwartz / Josh Nelson duo

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Jazz Vespers concert. Anton Schwartz (sax) • Josh Nelson (piano). 5:00pm-6:15pm. Reception following.

Dec 6 Wednesday
The Hammer Theatre - San Jose, CA

Anton Schwartz

Guest soloist with the San Jose State University Jazz Orchestra

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7pm-9pm.

Dec 9 Saturday
Peninsula JCC - Foster City, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Anton Schwartz (sax), Ian Carey (trumpet), Adam Shulman (piano), Gary Brown (bass), Lorca Hart (drums).
Hourlong concert with “meet the artist” reception following. Wine & cheese and dessert included.
Doors open at 7:30pm.

Tour: Teaching
Jan2018 26 Friday
Seattle JazzED - Seattle, WA

Clinic

Masterclass & Jam Session

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Masterclass (6:30-7:15) and Jam Session (7:15-9:00) for Seattle JazzED students.

Apr2018 19 Thursday
SFJAZZ (Joe Henderson Lab) - San Francisco, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

Anton Schwartz plays Joe Henderson’s “Page One”

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Two shows: 8pm and 9:30pm. Concert in tribute to the classic Joe Henderson record, “Page One” (Blue Note, 1963)

Nov2018 4 Sunday
First Sundays Concert - Bainbridge Island, WA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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4pm-6pm.

Noteworthy past venues

  • Blue Note, NYC
  • Blue Whale, Los Angeles
  • Blues Alley, Washington DC
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • Century Park, Shanghai, China
  • Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia
  • Dizzy’s, San Diego
  • Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles
  • Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle
  • Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Francisco
  • Fifty-Five Bar, NYC
  • Frankie’s Jazz, Vancouver, Canada
  • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
  • Hermann’s Jazz, Victoria, Canada
  • Jazz Alley, Seattle
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
  • KCSM Jazz on the Hill, San Mateo, CA
  • 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
  • San Francisco Jazz Festival
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
  • SFJAZZ, San Francisco
  • SLO Jazz Festival, San Luis Obispo
  • The United Nations, NYC
  • Vitello’s, Los Angeles
  • Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, Canada
  • Yoshi’s, Oakland