Brian Swartz

Born: December 16, 1967    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Brian Swartz

Brian Swartz

Stomvi Trumpet Artist Trumpet, EVI, Composer, Arranger, Instructor Los Angeles, CA

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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As a Leader

"There'e Only Me"
Noir Records
Tracks: I Was Only Trying To Help; Tri This; There's Only Me; Connstellation Connsternation; Jane's Domain; It Didn't Mean Nothin'; All The Things You Are; Blues For Eddie, Sr.
Personnel: Brian Swartz: Trumpet and Flugelhorn. George Harper: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones. Jacques Voyemant: Trombone. Todd Hunter: Piano. Jeff Littleton: Bass. Aaron Serfaty: Drums.

"Live At The Jazz Bakery"
The Brian Swartz Quartet Featuring Bob Florence
Summit Records
Tracks: The Days Of Wine And Roses; My Romance; Never Let Me Go; Stardust; Star Eyes; All The Things You Are.
Personnel: Brian Swartz: Trumpet and Flugelhorn. Bob Florence: Piano. Trey Henry: Bass. Dick Weller: Drums.

Summit Records
Tracks: Samba de Outono; I've Never Been In Love Before; My Shining Hour; Mì Soñita; I Thought About You; Emily; A Ghost Of A Chance; Out Of View; Poor Butterfly; The Best Thing For You; How Deep Is The Ocean?; Father To Many.
Personnel: Brian Swartz: Trumpet and Flugelhorn. Larry Koonse: Guitar. Darek Oles: Bass.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Brian Swartz has taught trumpet at Adam's Music in West Los Angeles since 1997. Lessons are for all levels and styles of playing and are one on one. Whether a resident of Los Angeles or just passing through you can email Brian Swartz directly for availability and rates at

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