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Anton Schwartz Quintet

The Anton Schwartz Quintet was awarded Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year in 2017, and it’s no wonder why. Their music is delightfully complex and soulfully infectious for jazz experts & neophytes alike. Schwartz's band has headlined the nation's great jazz venues, including The Blue Note (NYC), Yoshi’s (Oakland), Jazz Alley (Seattle), Blues Alley (DC) and Jazz at Lincoln Center, plus countless jazz festivals. Each of Schwartz's 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. Based now in Seattle, Schwartz is a longtime faculty member of the California Jazz Conservatory and has been artist-in-residence at Harvard University and the Brubeck Institute. More at

"Impressive & virtually impossible to resist” –The Buffalo News

"Warm, generous tone, impeccably developed solos and infectious performance energy.” –San Francisco Chronicle.

“Anton Schwartz is a guiding light of both the Bay Area and national jazz scenes.” - SFJAZZ

The Anton Schwartz Quintet:
Anton Schwartz (sax, Seattle) –
Josh Nelson (piano, Los Angeles) –
Joel Behrman (trumpet, San Jose) –
Alex Boneham (bass, Los Angeles) –
Lorca Hart (drums, San Francisco) –

That's Schwartz's terrific touring band, with the addition of bassist Alex Boneham:

Bassist Alex Boneham has performed at countless major venues around the world including the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), the Kennedy Centre (D.C.), Dolby Theatre (LA), Blue Note Tokyo and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London). He has performed at the White House with 14x Grammy winner Herbie Hancock, toured Morocco with Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater, and headlined the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

Pianist Josh Nelson has performed extensively with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Natalie Cole, Anthony Wilson, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Richard Galliano, Dave Koz, Seamus Blake, Matt Wilson, Sara Gazarek, Jack Sheldon, Tom Scott, and Peter Erskine. Josh has recorded on countless albums, films, and television, and has released five acclaimed CDs of his own. “There’s a lightness in Nelson’s touch reminiscent of Red Garland, an Oscar Peterson dazzle to his technique.” –Jazz Times Magazine.

Joel Behrman, based in San Jose, is an astounding trumpeter. Keeping a low public profile, he is hired by musicians who seek his huge sound and his deep musicianship… musicians including Prince, Bobby McFerrin, Natalie Cole, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Etta James, The Funk Brothers, Boz Scaggs and Josh Groban.

Drummer Lorca Hart grew up in Taos, New Mexico and attended CalArts, where he studied with Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and many others. Now based in San Francisco, he has performed with artists such as Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Craig Handy, Hugh Masekela, Bobby Rodriguez, the Clayton Brothers, Anthony Wilson and Julian Lage. He played drums on Anton's 2014 award-winning release Flash Mob. Lorca is the son of jazz drumming legend, Billy Hart.

$20 general admission

$15 students (21+)