Horn and groove


“What I require for music to really captivate me,” says saxophonist Anton Schwartz, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.”

Riding the success of his recent CD release “Flash Mob,” currently number seven on the jazz radio chart, Schwartz brings his talented quintet to Sonoma for a 4 p.m. concert on Sunday, March 2 at the Vintage House. “DownBeat” gave the album fours-stars, commenting, “ No matter how sophisticated his writing or wide-ranging his solos, the Bay Area tenor saxophonist and composer never strays far from the verities of hard-bop blues and roots.”

The San Francisco “Chronicle” wrote of his “warm, generous tone, impeccably developed solos and infectious performance energy.” With Grammy nominee Taylor Eigsti on piano, Tatum Greenblatt on trumpet, John Shifflett and Lorca Hart on drums.

Presented by the Sonoma Jazz Society. $20 for members, $30 general, $10 students. 373.0700. Sonomavalleyjazzsociety.org.


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