SAVE THE DATES!      29th ANNUAL FESTIVAL  May 1-16, 2015

The Anton Schwartz Quartet

Anton was born and raised in New York City. He began playing the clarinet at age twelve, but chose to switch over to the saxophone at fourteen.  It wasn’t long before he became enchanted with jazz and started a group of his own with future stars Peter Bernstein and Larry Goldings. In college, Schwartz pursued other passions. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy at Harvard and graduated magna cum laude. He followed his undergraduate education performing doctoral research in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford. But all the while he continued to play music. In 1995 he jumped feet first into the San Francisco jazz scene, and became a central figure there for a decade and a half. Schwartz is not only a skilled performer but  also a dedicated teacher. He is a longtime faculty member of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and The Jazzschool, where he has designed courses ranging from ‘The Physics of Musical Sound’ to ‘Improvising Eighth Note Lines’.  The ability to capture hearts and minds at all ends of the jazz spectrum has made Anton an important figure in the jazz scene.


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Family Concert—All About Jazz

Sunday, May 11 at 3pm

University of Alaska Southeast


Puttin' On The Ritz

Sunday, May 11 at 6:30 pm

UAS Egan Library


Brown Bag Concert—FREE

Monday, May 12 at noon

State Office Building


Jazz Jam at the Lucky Lady—FREE

The Lucky Lady Saloon at 7:30pm


Jazz Workshops (for all instrumentalists and vocalists)

Tuesday, May 13 from 7-9pm

UAS Egan Library Classroom Wing


An Evening of Jazz

The Anton Schwartz Quartet

Friday, May 16 at 7:30 pm

Centennial Hall