From Anton Schwartz

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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. Anton quickly gained an enthusiastic following as music fans responded to what the San Francisco Chronicle 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), Blues Alley (DC), Yoshi's (San Francisco) and the Monterey Jazz Festival. His five CDs have earned sterling reviews and strong airplay, with his most recent releases, Radiant Blue & Flash Mob, hitting number four and six on the national jazz radio charts.

Schwartz's recent performances include an hourlong concert of unaccompanied saxophone for the San Francisco Jazz Festival (2013) and as a soloist with the Boston Pops in Boston Symphony Hall (2014).

"Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz is a guiding light of both the Bay Area and national jazz scenes." -- SFJAZZ

"Schwartz has clearly won the respect of his peers." -- New York Newsday