STEFAN SCHATZ (percussion) was born in New York City. After training early on as a classical percussionist, he went on to study jazz at the New School in New York. Schatz has worked with jazz greats Dakota Staton, Jon Hendricks, Arnie Lawrence, Herman Foster, Teddy Charles, and Freddie Redd, and has toured internationally with the Chris Byars/Ari Roland Quartet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Manhattan Tap, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. He has played on television and film soundtracks, commercials, numerous albums, and several Broadway shows. Schatz performed on Loudon Wainwright III’s High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Traditional Folk Album.