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Ceremony Music and Bands in Emeryville,
(888) 755-3330

About Us

You have hundreds of options for live jazz at your event.
Here’s one that isn’t like any of the others.


PROOF is the creation of Artistic Director, Anton Schwartz. As a saxophonist and bandleader, he has headlined major jazz clubs and concert venues across the nation, released chart-topping CDs, and garnered rave reviews. What’s so unusual, given the caliber of his music, is the breath of his skills. Anton is attuned to the many elements that make for a flawless event, and clients and event planners delight in his professionalism and upbeat demeanor.


Anton developed a passion for jazz music at a young age, studying with legendary saxophonists while in high school in New York City. He earned a B.A. in Math & Philosophy at Harvard, phi beta kappa, and a Masters at Stanford. But in 1995, while pursing doctoral research in Artificial Intelligence, Anton left academia to be a full-time musician. In the years since, Anton has won over listeners and critics at high-profile jazz venues across the country. Anton’s four CDs have received sterling reviews and strong airplay, with his most recent release reaching number four on the national jazz radio charts. Schwartz is on the faculty of the The Jazzschool and the Stanford Jazz Workshop and has been Artist-In-Residence at Harvard University and the Brubeck Institute.


PROOF specializes in small ensembles, from a solo pianist or guitarist to a quintet of saxophone, trumpet, piano bass and drums.


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There, you can listen to our music, read client testimonials and contact us about your event.

For more about Anton, visit his artist web site where you can learn about his upcoming performances and join his mailing list.

CONCERT VENUES where we have performed include:

Blue Note, New York

Blues Alley, Washington DC

Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles

Century Park, Shanghai, China

Jazz Alley, Seattle

Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York

Regattabar, Boston

Monterey Jazz Festival

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

SFJAZZ, San Francisco

Yoshi's, Oakland


VENUES where we have performed PRIVATE EVENTS include:

SF Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Seattle Art Museum

Monterey Bay Aquarium

San Francisco City Hall

Seattle Convention Center

Portland Art Museum

Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park

Ventana Inn, Big Sur

Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Nevada Museum of Art

Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

San Jose Museum of Art

Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

... as well as countless fine wineries, inns, and private homes.





American Dental Association


American Bar Association

American Dental Association

Banana Republic

Benchmark Capital

Bentley Motors

Boston Scientific


Carnegie Mellon

Cisco Systems


Consumer Electronics Association

Deutsche Bank

Dow Pharmaceuticals


Ernst & Young


General Electric







Kaiser Permanente

Lucile Packard Foundation


McKinsey & Co.


Miramax Films


Morgan Stanley


Neiman Marcus



Philadelphia Eagles





Stanford University


UC Berkeley

UCSF Medical School

University of Pennsylvania

Wells Fargo

Wildlife Conservation Network

Woodside Fund




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  • I just love Anton Schwartz. He helped make our first dance really special and was really accomodating. And it doesn't hurt that he's an excellent musician!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

    $ 400.00

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 2,500.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3

    What instruments does your group play?

    Drums, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone

    What services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    What is the price of your popular wedding package?

    $ 2,500.00

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    Ceremony Music, Music During Breaks, Reception Music

    Are you an agency or a band?


    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Jazz, Swing

    What music services do you provide?

    Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Microphones, Sound/PA System

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