Anton Schwartz plays Stanley Turrentine

Anton Schwartz plays Stanley Turrentine

We pity the fool who misses this colossus tribute to the legend Stanley Turrentine by local tenor powerhouse Anton Schwartz.

Includes FRONT BURNER session on the life and times of Stanley Turrentine, led by SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca Mauleón.

About Stanley Turrentine
When it came to the genre of soul-jazz, you knew better than to mess with “Mr. T”. Renowned for his distinctive tone and ability to find a groove in anything, Turrentine’s work with organist Jimmy Smith on Midnight Special for Blue Note Records served as a benchmark for those who would follow. Further pushing the boundaries with a jazz-fusion makeover for CTI, Turrentine saw his biggest commercial success with such hits as “Sugar” and “Don’t Mess With Mr. T” during this time. With a knack for tapping into straight-ahead jazz while at same time maintaining pop sensibility, Stanley Turrentine will always hold a place in the annals of jazz history.

About Anton Schwartz
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, Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley and the Monterey Jazz Festival. His appearances at Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Oakland draw sellout crowds. His four CDs have earned sterling reviews and strong airplay, with his most recent Radiant Blue landing Top Five on the American jazz radio charts.

Artist Personnel

Anton Schwartz tenor saxophone
Wil Blades
 Hammond B-3
Ed Cherry
Darrell Green