Award-winning Recording Artist/Saxophonist/Singer/Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist
Reinhold’s eclectic sound of Soul, R&B and Jazz has won him fans from around the world. His hit single ‘Sunset’ reached # 3 in Cleveland, # 28 on Mediabase (USA Today), # 14 on Groove Jazz Charts and stayed for months on the Smooth Jazz and Smooth Indie Charts. He shared the USA Today radio charts with music icons Paul McCartney, George Benson, Adele, Earth Wind & Fire, Roberta Flack, Kelly Clarkson.
His music has been featured on A-List radio stations in the U.S. and internationally including the trend setting KTWV The Wave, Los Angeles, at special radio shows on America’s # 1 Jazz Station KJazz Long Beach, who featured Reinhold’s entire concert at the LACMA Summer Jazz Series, Jazz FM Poland – ‘Best of 2012’ and he was Featured Artist of the Month at ‘Smooth Beach Radio’, San Francisco.
Reinhold opened for the great Ray Charles and performed in prestigious venues around the globe such as the UNESCO, Montreux Jazz Festival, House of Blues, LACMA Summer Jazz Series, Redlands Bowl Summer Festival, Jazz Festival at the Vienna State Opera to name but a few. He has performed and recorded with Grammy winning, Grammy nominated and platinum selling artists including Patrice Rushen, Willie Chambers (Chambers Brothers), Hugh Masekela, Marla Glen and Loalwa Braz/Kaoma.
He won ‘Best Instrumental Song’ at the International Song Expo Award and was featured on the cover of ‘Saxophone Today’.
Born into an Austrian/Hungarian musician family, he grew up in the ‘Sound of Music’ country and later moved to live in Paris, France before making his home in Los Angeles.
Reinhold is a regular favourite and has appeared on most Radio Venice shows.Karen Criswell
International press quotes
“Soulful, Smoldering and Brilliant.” – Tommy Lightfoot Garret, Highlight Hollywood
“A Jazz Sensation” – Westside People Magazine
“A collaboration with a pair of Grammy nominated artists ushered the amorous title track to soul jazz saxophonist Reinhold Schwarzwald’s Sunset album onto the radio waves of influential Los Angeles radio station 94.7$KTWV The Wave.” – Rick Scott, Great Scott Productions
“Reinhold brings a unique perspective to jazz by combining his European influences and his experiences with the American language of jazz.” – Mitch Glickman, director of music programs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
“His charismatic appeal and creative approach to the jazz medium always draws a full house whenever he’s performing.” – Merle Kreibich, Jazz producer/promoter In-House Music
“[the title track ‘Sunset’] is an outstanding example of the best that contemporary jazz has to offer and one of many great tunes in a collection crammed full of them.” – Denis Poole, ‘Smooth Jazz Therapy’
“Contemporary jazz fans gathered to fill the Redlands Bowl and gave a cheering ovation demanding an encore when alto saxophonist Reinhold Schwarzwald performed with his band at the Redlands Bowl.” – Melda M. Stuck, ‘Redlands DailyFacts’
“A tremendous saxophone talent and an exceptional songwriter. Reinhold was awarded for the Best Instrumental Song of the Year. With Sax and Soul, Funk & Jazz he brought the house down at the Euromusic Vienna.” – Tom Proll, X-Act Magazine
“He has climbed to the pinnacle of contemporary jazz: the saxophone player Reinhold Schwarzwald with Marla Glen at the [Austrian] National Opera House.” – Roman Schliesser, Kronen Zeitung