Ben Schmidt-Swartz Joins Crescendo Teaching Faculty
Ben Schmidt-Swartz has joined the ranks of the our teaching faculty! Ben brings an extensive background in saxophone and jazz to Crescendo, and is currently accepting students of all playing levels. Ben earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from Western Michigan University, where he had the opportunity to play with some of the world’s leading jazz musicians including Paquito D’Rivera, Kurt Elling, Fred Hersch, Billy Hart, Bob Mintzer, Stefon Harris, and Donny McCaslin. Also through WMU, Ben had the opportunity to perform at the Detroit International Jazz Festival, The Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, and at the Jazz Educators Network (JEN).