Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8
Tula’s Restaurant & Jazz Club, 7:30pm

Anton Schwartz Quintet

$16 general; $14 members & seniors; $8 students & veterans
Reservations at 206-443-4221 or [email protected]

Anton Schwartz creates brainy jazz that also thrills with “upbeat vibe, strong melodies, and unflagging sense of swing” (Jazziz). No less a master than Illinois Jacquet has said of Schwartz: “You play the tenor sax like it’s meant to be played.” He performs the music of his much radio-played Flashmob with George Colligan (piano), Lorca Hart (drums), Thomas Marriott (trumpet), and Jon Hamar (bass).

Since 1995, Anton Schwartz has gained an enthusiastic following, as fans respond to what the San Francisco Chronicle calls his “warm, generous tone, impeccably developed solos and infectious performance energy.” Over the years, Anton has won over listeners and critics at high-profile jazz venues across the country, including the Blue Note in New York, Yoshi’s in Oakland and San Francisco, Washington DC’s Blues Alley and the Monterey Jazz Festival. He recently performed an hour-long concert of unaccompanied saxophone at the San Francisco Jazz Festival (2013) and at Boston Symphony Hall as a featured soloist with the Boston Pops (2014).

Schwartz is also in great demand as a teacher. He is a longtime faculty member of The Jazzschool and Stanford Jazz Workshop, a clinician at the Brubeck Institute, and has been artist-in-residence at Harvard University and the Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony.

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