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Tour: Teaching
Feb2015 28 Saturday
California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Clinic

“Recipes For Success As An Independent Jazz Artist”

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3:15pm-5:15pm.
A practical look at how to build your career in music. Whether you have you have several CDs and years of gigs under your belt or you’re just getting started and have never recorded, this workshop is guaranteed to let you understand the music business – and your place in it – in ways you never had before. Subjects include building your fan base, social media, getting gigs, dealing with club owners, selling and distributing your music, the role of a CD, conventional and digital sales, radio airplay and promotion, getting reviews and interviews. We’ll have fun while we cover plenty of territory, with lots of good anecdotes and inside information!

Mar2015 1 Sunday
California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Clinic

“Improvising with Pentatonics”

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11am-1:30pm
A theoretical and practical look at pentatonic (five-note) scales and their role in jazz, paying particular attention to the many ways we can use them to great effect in our solos. We lay out the theory behind them from the ground up, show how they may be used in myriad harmonic contexts, and discuss exactly how it is that such a simple harmonic tool (they are the basis of some of the simplest folk melodies around the world) can be used so powerfully in modern music to create so many so many colors and degrees of tension and dissonance.
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of chords and seven-note scales is required; familiarity with advanced harmony (altered, lydian, etc.) is recommended.

Mar2015 1 Sunday
California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Clinic

“Improvising with Triad Pairs”

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2pm-4pm
A particular sound can be achieved by constructing musical phrases using a six-note scale and grouping the six notes into two triads. It’s a sound most closely associated with John Coltrane, and first discussed extensively by Walt Weiskopf. In this workshop we discuss this technique of triad pairs and how it departs from the pre-1960 jazz vocabulary. We explore its harmonic foundations and it various uses, and learn tips for integrating it into our improvisations.
Prerequisites: An understanding of chords and seven-note scales is required; familiarity with advanced harmony (altered, lydian, etc.) is recommended.

Mar2015 1 Sunday
St. Mary’s Candlelight Concerts - San Francisco, CA

Anton Schwartz Trio

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Mar2015 10 Tuesday
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola | Jazz at Lincoln Center - New York, NY

Anton Schwartz Quintet

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Noteworthy past venues

  • Blue Note, NYC
  • Blues Alley, Washington DC
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV
  • Cafe du Nord, San Francisco
  • The Calumet, Buffalo, NY
  • Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles
  • Fifty-Five Bar, NYC
  • Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
  • Jazz Alley, Seattle
  • Jazz de Opus, Portland, OR
  • 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