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Tour: Teaching
Jul 21 Sunday
California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Clinic

“Jazz Piano Skills for Non-Pianists”

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11am-4pm (with a break 1:30-2:00pm)

The piano is an invaluable tool for any jazz musician. This workshop focuses on things a non-pianst (or non-jazz pianist) can do to efficiently acquire skills that will be useful in their music. The goal is not to become a performing pianist; rather, it is to be able to use the piano to improve your ear, to help you learn songs, to demonstrate ideas to bandmates, and eventually to compose and arrange music. As a result, this workshop is very different from “beginning jazz piano”. Subjects will include: roles of the left and right hand, simple chord voicings with a pathway to more complexity, bass notes and bass lines, and the ranges of the piano most appropriate for different purposes.
Appropriate for jazz players with a minimum of piano knowledge or non-jazz pianists interested in jazz.
Prerequisite: Some familiarity with the piano, not necessarily jazz. Participants should be able to at least find individual notes.

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)

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 Sextet

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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)

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