Reg Schwager is one of Canada's leading jazz guitarists. It was at two jazz workshops conducted by Phil Nimmons that Reg met some of the musicians he would begin working with. They included fellow students Renee Rosnes and Ralph Bowen and faculty members including Nimmons, Dave McMurdo, Herbie Spanier and Pat LaBarbera.
Reg has toured extensively across Canada and worldwide with George Shearing, Diana Krall, and many others. He appears on over 80 commercially released recordings. CDs released under his own name include Resonance, Border Town and Live at Mezzetta. He has written hundreds of jazz compositions. His arrangements for big band have been recorded by the Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra, and his arrangements for string orchestra and jazz ensemble appear on Mike Murley's CD The Melody Lingers.