World-class jazz for exceptional events. A headliner at many of the nation's foremost jazz venues, artistic director Anton Schwartz's exacting standards span beyond superb musicianship, to every nuance of your event. Read on and listen…
it was a great pleasure to have Anton Schwartz, Gail, and the group perform for our event - the music was excellent.
hired for a corporate event. everything was exactly as discussed and agreed upon in advance. the music was perfect for the event, on time, and in perfect collaboration with the A/V team. will hire again for sure.
Amazing musicians - they exceeded our expectaions. I would highly recommend them. Very professional, on-time and amazing. They made our event. We had last minute changes and they handled it seamlessly. They made our day magical.
I hired Proof based on a recommendation I received from the hotel I was hosting an event with. I asked Anton to send me a CD of his work and I paid for his band services in total one month before our scheduled event. I must say that I was very impressed with his musical talent as well as his willingness to play anything I wanted. I throughly enjoyed the evening with the Proof band and would recommend them to anyone! They were very professional and humble.
I must say what a great band! Very professional and the music was fantastic!
What to Expect
PROOF is the creation of Artistic Director, Anton Schwartz. As a saxophonist and bandleader, he has headlined major jazz clubs and concert venues across the nation, released chart-topping CDs, and garnered rave reviews. What’s so unusual, given the level of his music, is the breath of his skills. Anton is attuned to the many elements that make for a flawless event, and clients and event planners delight in his professionalism, friendliness and upbeat attitude.
PROOF specializes in small and medium-sized ensembles, from a solo pianist or guitarist to a quintet of saxophone, trumpet, piano bass and drums.
CONCERT VENUES where we have performed include:
Blue Note, New York
Blues Alley, Washington DC
Boston Symphony Hall
Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles
Century Park, Shanghai, China
Jazz Alley, Seattle
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York
Jazz Standard, New York
Monterey Jazz Festival
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
SFJAZZ, San Francisco
United Nations Headquarters, New York
VENUES where we have performed PRIVATE EVENTS include:
SF Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Seattle Art Museum
Monterey Bay Aquarium
San Francisco City Hall
Seattle Convention Center
Portland Art Museum
Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park
Ventana Inn, Big Sur
Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Nevada Museum of Art
Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
San Jose Museum of Art
Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
... as well as countless fine wineries, inns, and private homes.
CORPORATE CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Adobe • Apple • American Dental Association • Audi • American Bar Association • American Dental Association • Banana Republic • Benchmark Capital • Bentley Motors • Boston Scientific • Breitling • Carnegie Mellon • Cisco Systems • Citibank • Consumer Electronics Association • Deutsche Bank • Dow Pharmaceuticals • eBay • Ernst & Young • Genentech • General Electric • Google • GTE • Hewlett-Packard • IBM • Intel • Intuit • Kaiser Permanente • Lucile Packard Foundation • Macy's • McKinsey & Co. • Miramax Films • Mitsubishi • Morgan Stanley • NASDAQ • Neiman Marcus • Oracle • PG&E • Philadelphia Eagles • PricewaterhouseCoopers • Reuters • Safeway • SalesForce.com • Samsung • Stanford University • Symantec • UC Berkeley • UCSF Medical School • University of Pennsylvania • Wells Fargo • Wildlife Conservation Network • Woodside Fund • Xerox
Anton developed a passion for jazz music at a young age, studying with legendary saxophonists while in high school in New York City. He earned a B.A. in Math & Philosophy at Harvard, phi beta kappa, and a Masters at Stanford. But in 1995, while conducting doctoral research in Artificial Intelligence, Anton left academia to be a full-time musician. In the years since, Anton has won over listeners and critics at high-profile jazz venues across the country. Anton’s five CDs have received critical acclaim, with his most recent two releases reaching number four and six on the national jazz radio charts. Schwartz is a longtime faculty member of the The California Jazz Conservatory and has been Artist-In-Residence at Harvard University and the Brubeck Institute, in addition to numerous jazz festivals and workshops.
Past Booked Events
|November 10, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
Our repertoire includes hundreds of songs from a variety of styles.
Here are some representative styles and artists…
CLASSIC SWING • Duke Ellington • Count Basie • Frank Sinatra • Ella Fitzgerald • Benny Goodman • Lionel Hampton • BALLADS • Ben Webster Billie Holiday • Diana Krall • Nat “King” Cole • BEBOP • Charlie Parker • Thelonious Monk • Bud Powell • COOL JAZZ • Miles Davis • Chet Baker • The Modern Jazz Quartet • Bill Evans • Dave Brubeck • Gerry Mulligan BOSSA NOVA & SAMBA • Antonio Carlos Jobim • Stan Getz • João Gilberto • Ivan Lins • PROGRESSIVE JAZZ • John Coltrane • Charles Mingus • Wayne Shorter • Michael Brecker • Chick Corea • Joe Henderson • THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK • George Gershwin • Cole Porter • Jerome Kern • Irving Berlin • Rodgers & Hart • Hoagy Carmichael • AFRO-CUBAN • Mongo Santamaria • Cal Tjader • Dizzy Gillespie • Claire Fisher • GROOVES • Herbie Hancock • Stanley Turrentine • Jimmy Smith • Bobby Timmons • BURNING JAZZ • Art Blakey • Freddie Hubbard • Wes Montgomery • Cannonball Adderley • STRAIGHT AHEAD • Cedar Walton • Ray Brown • Oscar Peterson • Horace Silver • R&B/FUNKY • Stevie Wonder • Ray Charles • Maceo Parker • The Meters • Chaka Khan • Grover Washington Jr. • Aretha Franklin • BLUES • B. B. King • Joe Williams • HOLIDAY MUSIC
|Anton Schwartz||Artistic Director, Saxophonist|
|Barbara Natale||Client Services|