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Anita Schwabe

Composer, Performer, Jazz Composer


Anita is a jazz pianist and composer who has been a lecturer at the jazz school in Wellington since 1995. She has studied both here in NZ and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in the Netherlands, Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and Berklee College of Music in the USA. She has performed with musicians such as Gordon Brisker, Kenny Wheeler, Harvey Wainapel, Dale Barlow and Eric Marienthal and has performed at the Wellington International Arts Festival, Wellington Jazz Festival, Christchurch Arts Festival, Queenstown Jazz festival and Tauranga Jazz festival with her own groups and with other musicians.

Composed (15)

4th Finger Snap

for jazz quartet

A Jolly Good Fellow

for jazz ensemble, 8m

A Snapshot of Wellington

for jazz ensemble, 23m

Arching Birch

for big band, arranged by Jeff Driskill


for jazz ensemble, 6m

Echidna Blues

for jazz ensemble, 5m 30s

February 2019

for jazz ensemble, 10m

Flight of the Falcon

for jazz quartet

Give me some of dat lovin’

for jazz quartet

Juice It

for jazz quartet

Perpetual Motion

for jazz ensemble, 9m

Pretty Please

for jazz quartet


for jazz quartet

The Turning of the Tide

for jazz quartet