Marc Schwartz

Saxophone - Composer - Arranger - Educator

Marc Schwartz is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger based in New York City. As a musician, Marc has played in and arranged for performances in prestigious ensembles, festivals, and concert halls around the world. A native of East Northport, NY, Marc earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in jazz performance and composition at the Eastman School of Music. He performed as a member of Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project at Prez Fest in New York City and at the 2012 Umbria Summer Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. As a graduate student at Eastman, Marc earned three student awards from DOWNBEAT for his arranging, solo saxophone performance, and ensemble playing. Upon graduating from Eastman, Marc moved to New York City to pursue a career as a freelance musician. Soon thereafter, Marc was invited to join the Glenn Miller Orchestra as a tenor saxophonist with which he performed in many great American theaters as well as a number of prominent performance venues in Japan. In the Summer of 2014, Marc was invited to lecture and perform as a guest artist with the Jazz Ensemble at the Escola Profissional de Musica de Espinho in Espinho, Portugal. He was most recently on an extended US tour performing with the national production of "In The Mood." His first album as a leader, In The Wee Small Hours of the Night, was released in January 2014.

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