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Kurt Schwab 

saxophone player / iJHF education professional 


Kurt Schwab is the International Jazz Harp Foundation’s ‘in house’ education professional.  

He earned his jazz saxophone degrees at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Maastricht (The Netherlands), after starting out with teachers like Paul van Kemenade and Adri van Velsen.  

Kurt plays in many bands of different sizes and stature, both as a leader or side-man. Currently, he is playing lots of 1930’s swing music, performs contemporary compositions, and shows involving authentic Carribean music. Kurt is also a big band conductor and an experienced and passionate educator, holding teaching positions at various music schools.  

He was a well reviewed teacher at the Jazz Harp Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2010, as well as at the 2011 edition in Louisiana, USA. 

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