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Sep 14 Saturday
Hedley Club Lounge - San Jose, CA

Anton Schwartz Trio

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8:30pm-11:00pm.
At the Hedley Club in the Hotel De Anza.
Anton Schwartz (sax) • Adam Shulman (organ) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Sep 15 Sunday
SFJAZZ (Joe Henderson Lab) - San Francisco, CA

Ed Reed Quintet

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Two shows: 6pm and 7:30pm.
Anton Schwartz (sax) • Adam Shulman (piano) • John Wiitala (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Sep 18 Wednesday
Jazz at the Center - Camano Island, WA

Anton Schwartz / Marina Albero Duo

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7pm-9:15pm. Anton Schwartz (sax) & Marina Albero (piano)

Sep 19 Thursday
Tula’s - Seattle, WA

Anton Schwartz Quartet

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  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $15
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Address/Map: 2214 2nd Ave
  • Phone: 206 443-4221
  • Venue web site: Tula’s.

All ages welcome until 10pm. 21+ thereafter.
Cover charge: $15.

Tour: Teaching
Sep 21 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA

Clinic

“Altered Dominant Chords”

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10am-noon

The Altered Dominant chord and its “sister chord,” Lydian Dominant, provide rich colors that are essential to the palette of intermediate and advanced jazz players. We take a deep look at the chords and their accompanying scales, examining how each is constructed, *why* they are constructed that way, and how they may be used to maximal effect. Their sounds are contrasted within the context of jazz (e.g. when should one be used rather than the other?), listening to examples of their use. This workshop is appropriate for students with little prior exposure to the subject, as well as students familiar with melodic minor harmony who wish to deepen their understanding.
Prerequisite: an understanding of basic theory and the mixolydian scale.

Sep 21 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA

Clinic

“Sus Chords”

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1pm-3pm

A deep look at suspended dominant chords. We discuss how they operate and listen to examples of their use. Topics include: traditional versus modern use, static versus dynamic use, sus-flat-9, sus-add-3, the relation to II-V-I progressions, techniques for improvisation.
Prerequisite: basic music theory.

Oct 19 Saturday
Yardbird Suite - Edmonton, AL (Canada)

Anton Schwartz Quartet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Michael Glynn (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Oct 21 Monday
Seattle Town Hall - Seattle, WA

Anton Schwartz Sextet

Presented by the Earshot Jazz Festival

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Jared Hall (trumpet) • David Marriott (trombone) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Michael Glynn (bass) • Julian MacDonough (drums)

Nov 6 Wednesday
KCSM 91.1 FM - San Francisco, CA

Anton Schwartz

Alisa Clancy Interviews Anton Schwartz

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Alisa Clancy Interviews Anton Schwartz about his sextet and their upcoming performances.

Nov 6 Wednesday
Art Boutiki - San Jose, CA

Anton Schwartz Sextet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Joel Behrman (trumpet) • John Gove (trombone) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Jeff Denson (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Nov 7 Thursday
Cloverdale Arts Alliance - Cloverdale, CA

Anton Schwartz Sextet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Joel Behrman (trumpet) • John Gove (trombone) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Jeff Denson (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Nov 8 Friday
The Sound Room - Oakland, CA

Anton Schwartz Sextet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Joel Behrman (trumpet) • John Gove (trombone) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Jeff Denson (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Nov 9 Saturday
State Theater - Auburn, CA

Anton Schwartz Sextet

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Anton Schwartz (sax) • Joel Behrman (trumpet) • John Gove (trombone) • Josh Nelson (piano) • Jeff Denson (bass) • Lorca Hart (drums)

Tour: Teaching
Nov 10 Sunday
California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Clinic

“Beyond the Blues Scale”

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11am-4pm (with a 30 min break for lunch)
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.

Apr2020 5 Sunday
Jazz Church West - Danville, CA

Anton Schwartz

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Jazz Vespers concert. 5:00pm-6:15pm. Reception following.

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

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—Anton