Jason Schwartz, bass, received his Bachelor’s Degree in music composition and jazz studies from Westfield State University and his Master’s of Music degree in composition from the Hartt School. In 2005, Jason released his first CD of entirely original jazz compositions titled Green Horizon. In 2011, Jason was presented with the Edward Diemente Award for excellence in music composition. He joined the CMSS faculty in 2018.

Jason actively works with the Jim Argiro Quintet and News From Planet Kniffen. Jason has also had the opportunity to perform with a variety of great musicians that include Freddie Bryant, Warren Byrd, Saskia Laroo, Rich Goldstein, Charles Neville, Nicole Zuraitis, Jim Argiro, Samirah Evans, Kris Allen, Benny Sharoni, John Stowell, Galen Abdur-Razzaq, Nicki Mathis, Atla DeChamplain, Matt DeChaplain, Ben Bilello, Warren Chiasson, Jason Robinson, Ethel Lee, Bob Weiner, Paul Arslanian, and Claire Arenius. Jason also collaborated with Jonathan Lamarr Edwards’ group featuring the internationally acclaimed avant-garde clarinetist Perry Robinson.