Fall Session: September 21st - December 6th, 2019

Anton Schwartz - Saxophone, Improvisation, Theory

Anton Schwartz - Saxophone, Improvisation, Theory


A passionate and expert educator, Schwartz takes pride in helping students of all levels overcome hurdles and put theory and technique to use in creating improvisations that move people. Anton is a longtime faculty member of the California Jazz Conservatory and a clinician at the Brubeck Institute. He has been Artist in Residence at Harvard University and the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, and has been a featured clinician and guest soloist for countless university and high school jazz programs. He is also the author of a popular blog about jazz theory and improvisation. For more information, visit https://antonjazz.com/study.


As a saxophonist Anton Schwartz has earned a national name for his big tone and his smart and soulful compositions and improvisations. Over the past two decades Schwartz has performed at jazz’s most prestigious clubs and festivals, from Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Blue Note in New York City to Yoshi’s in Oakland and Boston’s Regattabar to Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley and the Monterey Jazz Festival. He has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops. Each of his five CDs as a leader has drawn sterling reviews and strong airplay; his most recent release Flash Mob earned a four star DownBeat review and a long run on the jazz radio Top 10 chart.