Anton Schwartz to Perform at Instrumental Concert on March 14

Anton Schwartz to Perform at Instrumental Concert on March 14

March 13, 2018 – Next Wednesday, March 14, the instrumental program will offer a concert featuring Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II, and our MS Combo.

Our young musicians will be joined by Anton Schwartz, a tenor saxophonist whose quintet is the winner of the 2016 Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year. Their latest album, Flash Mob, spent eight weeks on jazz radio’s Top 10 list and earned a four-star review in Down Beat magazine, reinforcing Schwartz’s reputation as a passionate but poised improviser and smart purveyor of captivating melodies. Schwartz has performed at jazz’s most prestigious clubs and festivals, including the Blue Note and Dizzy’s (NYC), Blues Alley (DC), Yoshi’s (Oakland), Jazz Alley (Seattle), and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Recent engagements include sold-out shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center and a feature as soloist with the Boston Pops in Boston Symphony Hall. He is a longtime faculty member of the California Jazz Conservatory and has taught extensively at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Brubeck Institute. Schwartz is also the author of a popular blog about jazz, improvisation, and harmony.

We hope you can join us. The concert will begin at 7 PM in the Orvis Theatre located in the Arts Center (1100 12th Avenue). No tickets are required. Parking is available in the gym garage (entrance on E Spring between 12th and 13th Avenues) and the 14th Avenue parking lot (corner of 14th and E Columbia).

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