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Tour: Teaching
Jun 3 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA

Clinic

”The Art of Ending a Song”

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10:00am-12:30pm.
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 may include: ritards, taking harmonic cues, playing over single and multiple fermatas, arranged endings, endings on the fly, nonverbal band communication. Bring your instruments.
Prerequisites: Experience performing songs and improvising.
Note: Discounted rate of $85 for both workshops this day.

Jun 3 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA

Clinic

“The Minor Blues”

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1:30pm-4:00pm
An important variant of the ubiquitous Blues form, the Minor Blues is one of the most frequently recurring forms in jazz. If you’ve heard Mr. P. C., Equinox, Birk’s Works or the Spider Man theme, you’re familiar with it. The instructor will present the form in a way that makes it easy to internalize, and give lots of practical advice about how to improvise over it. Students improvise (optional but encouraged) and are given feedback, with recommendations given for a direct path to improvement. Student improvisations will serve as a springboard for discussions of the many harmonic possibilities.
Prerequisites: knowledge of the simple I-IV-V 12-bar blues form and basic jazz harmony.
Note: Discounted rate of $85 for both workshops this day.

Jun 25 Sunday
Portola Vineyards Summer Jazz - Portola Valley, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Music 6pm-7:30pm. Venue open 5pm-8pm.
Admission: $24 (age 21+, includes wine tasting) • $12 (age 5-20)
Anton Schwartz (sax) • Ian Carey (trumpet) • Adam Shulman (piano) • Gary Brown (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Jul 14 Friday
Avonova - Oakland, CA

Anton Schwartz / Josh Nelson duo

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Anton Schwartz (sax), Josh Nelson (piano).
Visit avonovamusic.com.

Jul 15 Saturday
Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series - Palo Alto, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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  • Time: 6:30pm
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Address/Map: 777 Embarcadero Road
  • Venue web site: Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series.

Anton Schwartz (sax) • Ian Carey (trumpet) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Gary Brown (bass) • Alan Hall (drums)
At Rinconada Park, Palo Alto. 6:30-8:00pm

Tour: Teaching
Jul 31 Monday
Lafayette Summer Jazz Workshop - Lafayette, CA

Faculty

July 31 – August 4

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Aug 12 Saturday
The Sound Room - Oakland, CA

Anton Schwartz Sextet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Ian Carey (tpt) • John Gove (trombone) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Aug 13 Sunday
San Jose Jazz SUMMER FEST: Jade Leaf Stage - San Jose, CA

Allison Adams Tucker

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Allison Adams Tucker Quintet featuring Anton Schwartz (sax) and Josh Nelson (piano)

Aug 13 Sunday
San Jose Jazz SUMMER FEST: Silicon Valley Stage - San Jose, CA

Anton Schwartz Sextet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Ian Carey (tpt) • John Gove (trombone) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Aug 26 Saturday
San Ramon Jazz Library - San Ramon, CA

Multiple Artists

Grand re-opening concert.

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Gala concert celebrating the library’s re-opening. Event is 5pm-9pm with performance at 6:30-8:30pm. Other artists: Kim Nalley, Kenny Washington, Mads Tolling, John R. Burr, Kent Bryson, Michael Zisman

Oct 5 Thursday
Cloverdale Arts Center - Cloverdale, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Oct 7 Saturday
San Ramon Jazz Library - San Ramon, CA

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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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)

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