Player Biographies: Jeff Schwartz, Bass

Jeff Schwartz is co-leader of the Decisive Instant creative orchestra, principal bass of MESTO, a member of the Santa Monica Symphony, and is very active in the Los Angeles avant-garde music community. He has also performed with artists including Anthony Braxton, Glenn Branca, Dana Reason, Nicole Mitchell, Tracy McMullen, and Adam Rudolph, and attended the Creative Music Studio and the Vancouver Creative Music Institute. The author of a popular online biography of Albert Ayler, his writing has also appeared in the journals American Music, Popular Music, and Postmodern Culture, and in the forthcoming revision of A Basic Music Library. He is under contract to write a book on free jazz for Routledge’s music bibliographies series. His day job is as a reference librarian at the Santa Monica Public Library, where he curates the Soundwaves new music series.

Jeff Schwartz

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