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About Anton Schwartz
“What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.”
In 1995, Anton Schwartz walked away from a high-powered academic career in Artificial Intelligence to play music full-time. Anton quickly gained an enthusiastic following as 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 in New York, Yoshi’s in Oakland and San Francisco, Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley and the Monterey Jazz Festival. He recently performed an hourlong concert of solo saxophone for the 2013 San Francisco Jazz Festival. His five CDs have earned sterling reviews and strong airplay, with his recent Radiant Blue landing Top Five on the American jazz radio charts. His brand new release, Flash Mob earned a four star DownBeat review and is currently climbing the charts at number seven...