Adam Schatz is a saxophonist and founder of Search and Restore, a nonprofit founded in late 2007 with its sights set on cultivating a new audience for jazz music. Schatz represents a new breed of guerilla concert promoters set on combining the energy and style of small rock shows with the world of jazz.
Since his arrival in New York, Schatz has been responsible for the promotion of innovative jazz groups performing mostly free improvisation and postbop jazz shows that expand beyond the regular circuit of jazz clubs and theaters in the New York area.
Search and Restore represents a new and ever-growing point of discovery for the new jazz & improvised music community. In addition to being featured in articles by NPR, the College Music Journal, and PopMatters, Schatz was also featured in an article by New York Times jazz and pop music critic Ben Ratliff.
Search and Restore: New Orleans is a 3 night blowout, occurring from April 30th till May 2nd, that celebrates the incredible creative composers and improvisers in New Orleans, jazz and beyond. The 3 night extravaganza will feature native New Orleans musicians such as James Singleton, Simon Lott, Mike Dillon, Justin Peake, Jeff Albert, Brad Walker, Rex Gregory, and more. Additionally, not only did Search and Restore: NOLA reach their KickStarter goal, receiving an awe-inspiring $6,010 in donations with over 80 backers, but they were also featured as a KickStarter Staff Pick.