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Tour: Teaching
Jan 25 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA


“Practicing Better”

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Musical mastery requires a lot of time. So let’s not waste any more time practicing the wrong way. In recent years, psychological experiments on skill acquisition have given a lot of new results about how most efficiently to develop memories and skills that last… and some of the results are quite powerful and counterintuitive. In this workshop we explore a number of findings and their concrete application to how we should practice.

Jan 25 Saturday
Jazz Night School - Seattle, WA


“Improvising over Confirmation”

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We delve deeply into the chord progression of this classic bebop composition by Charlie Parker. A staple of the jazz repertoire, its chord changes appear in many other songs and are essential knowledge for the intermediate & advanced player. We discuss its harmony 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), in ways that will directly help us improvise over it. Suggestions are given for ways to mentally simplify the song’s structure, as well as multiple approaches to navigating its chord changes. Students optionally improvise over the song and are critiqued, with recommendations given for a direct path to improvement.
Prerequisites: facility on a melodic instrument or vocals, improvisational experience, and knowledge of basic jazz harmony.
Bring your instrument (optional).

Mar 6 Friday
The Pacific Room - Seattle, WA

Anton Schwartz Quartet

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Mar 27 Friday
Piedmont Piano Company - Oakland, CA

Ed Reed Quintet

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Ed Reed (vocal) • Anton Schwartz (sax) • Adam Shulman (piano) • John Wiitala (bass) • Akira Tana (drums).

Mar 30 Monday
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA

Anton Schwartz Quartet

Sponsored by KNKX 88.5 FM

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Apr 5 Sunday
Jazz Church West - Danville, CA

Anton Schwartz with the Sylvia Cuenca Trio

featuring Roni Ben-Hur and Harvie S.

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

Tour: Teaching
Jul 19 Sunday
Lafayette Summer Jazz Workshop - Lafayette, CA


July 19-24

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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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