Marc Schwartz is a professional saxophonist, composer, and arranger living 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, New York, Marc moved upstate to Rochester in 2007 to study at the Eastman School of Music. There, he earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz saxophone performance and a master’s degree in jazz composition. At Eastman, he studied with such respected musicians as saxophonists, Walt Weiskopf and Jose Encarnacion, guitarist, Bob Sneider and composer/pianist, Bill Dobbins. He performed in numerous ensembles and was a member of Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project, with which he performed at Prez Fest in New York City and at the Umbria 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. On the recommendation of his Eastman professors, Marc’s group, The Marc Schwartz Quintet, was invited to play at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2013.
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 the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Marc performed in many great American theaters as well as a number of prominent performance venues in Japan.
Marc is now back in New York working as a freelance musician.