Radam Schwartz


Radam has been a jazz educator for almost 30 years: he was the musical director of the Jazz Institute of New Jersey for 15 years which won the Louis Armstrong Award from the IAJE in 1996, has been an artist in residence at Middlesex County Arts HS for over 25 years, and currently is on the teaching staff at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ and is the director of the Rutgers Newark Mosaic Jazz Ensemble.. In 2012 Radam’s ensemble at Jazz House Kids won first place nationally in the Charles Mingus competition. He taught at the Montclair State University Jazz Connections camp for 16 years and is currently a part time instructor at the Jazz Academy at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. He was also a staff accompanist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University between 1986 and 1997. He received his Masters from the Jazz History and Research Program at Rutgers University Newark in 2012.