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Apr 2016
10 Sunday

Russell Ferrante (6pm)

A WAITING LIST is available.
There are currently still seats available for the 2:00pm show the same day.

Multi-Grammy winning pianist Russell Ferrante is perhaps best known as the founding pianist and composer of the Yellowjackets, whose 22 acclaimed albums over nearly 35 years have made them a guiding force in modern jazz. He has also recorded and performed with a dazzling list of artists including Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Art Pepper, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Take 6, Lee Ritenour and Randy Crawford.

It’s a great honor to welcome Russell, up from Los Angeles to joins the Anton Schwartz Quartet for this special evening. The quartet also features John Shifflett on bass and Lorca Hart on drums, both of whom recorded on Anton’s latest CD, Flash Mob. Together, they will perform compositions of Russell’s and of Anton’s, as well as a few choice standards.

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Apr 2016
10 Sunday

Russell Ferrante (2pm)

NOTE: There are two shows. You can see the 6pm show here.

Multi-Grammy winning pianist Russell Ferrante is perhaps best known as the founding pianist and composer of the Yellowjackets, whose 22 acclaimed albums over nearly 35 years have made them a guiding force in modern jazz. He has also recorded and performed with a dazzling list of artists including Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Art Pepper, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Take 6, Lee Ritenour and Randy Crawford.

It’s a great honor to welcome Russell, up from Los Angeles to joins the Anton Schwartz Quartet for this special evening. The quartet also features John Shifflett on bass and Lorca Hart on drums, both of whom recorded on Anton’s latest CD, Flash Mob. Together, they will perform compositions of Russell’s and of Anton’s, as well as a few choice standards.

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May 2013
29 Wednesday

CD Session

This show is SOLD OUT.
A WAITING LIST is available.

On May 30, Anton will bring his band into Fantasy Studios to record his next CD. The prior evening, they will perform one special concert together at the Loft, featuring the music of the new CD. This is that concert. As you can see, the requested donation is higher than our other concerts. About the musicians:

Taylor Eigsti

Not yet thirty years old, Taylor Eigsti has established his place as one of the world’s foremost jazz pianists. He has performed as a featured soloist with jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras around the world, received Grammy nominations, been the cover story of Keyboard Magazine and Jazziz and the subject of numerous television and radio specials, and has collaborated with most of the brightest stars in jazz today, including Esperanza Spalding, Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, James Moody, Nicholas Payton, Lee Konitz, Chris Potter and Hank Jones. Taylor performed on Anton’s previous release, Radiant Blue.

Dominick Farinacci

Twelve years ago, when Farinacci moved to NYC to attend Juilliard, Wynton Marsalis offered him a featured performance at Lincoln Center. By the time he graduated from Juilliard, he had received two Gold Disc Awards, the International New Star Award, had won first place in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition, and had toured to Japan over a dozen times. Dominick Farinacci has a huge, beautiful sound. His playing combines the fire of Freddy Hubbard with the elegant clarity of Clifford Brown.

John Shifflett

John Shifflett and Anton Schwartz have performed together at well over three hundred concerts in the last twenty years. A San Jose resident, bassist Shifflett is among the Bay Area’s most in-demand jazz musicians and it’s easy to understand why: he is a wellspring of creativity and sets down a rock-solid groove. He has performed extensively with artists such as Kurt Elling, Mel Torme, Madeleine Peyroux, Boz Scaggs, Dave Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ernie Watts, Red Holloway, Tom Harrell, Will Bernard and Bobby Hutcherson. John appears on three of Anton’s previous CDs.

Lorca Hart

Drummer Lorca Hart has performed with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Craig Handy, Kyle Eastwood, Bennie Maupin, Don Menza, Red Holloway and Hugh Masekela. Born in Santa Fe into a musical family—his father is the legendary drummer, Billy Hart—he had exposure early on to many styles of music and many masterful musicians. Assimilating it all, he has developed a uniquely natural feel and deep understanding of the music.

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