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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: July 16, 1967

Jazz saxophonist Anton Schwartz has been drawing listeners in with the power, spirit and subtle complexity of his music since he bounded onto the San Francisco jazz scene in 1995. At 27, Anton was answering the call of his long- standing passion for jazz, stepping away from the high-level research in Artificial Intelligence he'd carried out at Harvard and Stanford. Quite a career change. Once in action as a musician, Anton quickly gained an enthusiastic following as music fans responded to what the San Francisco Chronicle recently called his “warm, generous tone, impeccably developed solos and infectious performance energy.”

In the years since, Anton has won over listeners and critics at high-profile jazz venues across the country, including the Blue Note (NYC), Jazz Alley (Seattle), Yoshi's (San Francisco), Blues Alley (DC), the Regattabar (Boston) and the Monterey Jazz Festival...
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“Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz is a guiding light of both the Bay Area and national jazz scenes… [He possesses] the commanding tone and boundless creativity of a masterful jazz artist.” — SFJAZZ

”Impressive and virtually impossible to resist.” – Jeff Simon, Buffalo News

“A superior tenor-saxophonist from Northern California, Anton Schwartz has his own sound and a fresh conception of forward-looking hard bop… Schwartz has created a CD worthy of the best of 1960s Blue Note… there are several songs on [Flash Mob] that deserve to become future standards.” – Scott Yanow, L.A...

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Primary InstrumentSax, tenor

LocationSeattle, WA

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background"Anton is an exceptional player and inspirational teacher, not to mention a lot of fun! He is organized and prepared, and so well versed in so many aspects of jazz performance and education... What more could a student want in a teacher?!" — Susan Muscarella, Director, The Jazzschool

"Anton is a superb teacher. He listens to my playing and singles out specific areas for me to focus on, which has improved my improvisation dramatically. He is engaging & enthusiastic..." — Terrigal Burn, pianist ...

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    Flash Mob

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    Radiant Blue

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    Holiday Time

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    The Slow Lane

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    When Music Calls

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