Born: December 16, 1967
Stomvi Trumpet Artist Trumpet, EVI, Composer, Arranger, Instructor Los Angeles, CA BSTPT@aol.com
In his most recent release “Three,” on Summit Records in June 2006, Brian Swartz pays homage to the great trumpeter Chet Baker and his trio of the late 1970s. By channeling the power of simplicity fro those landmark recordings, Swartz’s trio (featuring Larry Koonse on guitar and Darek Oles on bass) infuses life into the concept of interpreting standards.
In May 2000, Swartz completed his debut CD as a leader, “There’s Only Me,” which was released worldwide on Noir Records. In 2003, Swartz began working with a new quartet featuring Bob Florence on piano. The group plays standards with a unique twist that only Swartz and Florence can provide. Swartz’s second CD, “Live at the Jazz Bakery,” released in July 2005 by Summit Records, features this adventurous group....
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