Alto saxophonist, composer, and educator Jim Snidero's latest Savant Records release 'Interface' further showcases his expansion as a writer as well as soloist. The disc features his quartet that consists of: Paul Bollenback, guitar; McClenty Hunter, drums; and Paul Gill, Bass. Jim's playing style is remincient of sax legends Phil Woods and Lee Konitz. Yet, he stands out mainly for his fresh and fiery compositions.
The Washington, DC native was in love with jazz when he entered high school and took it seriously when he attended the University of North Texas. Upon graduation he moved to New York City where he became both a well-accomplished session musician, but also a critically-acclaimed educator. Jim as a musician has been a long and fruitful journey playing and backing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sting, Brother Jack McDuff, Frank Wess,the Mingus Big Band, and Tony Bennett.
As an educator at The New School University, Jim has authored the successful Jazz Conception and Easy Jazz Conception books. The books are instructional guides to help better prepare and give up-and-coming musicians tips on both improvisation and developing style. These successful books are used all over the world by both high school and college students.
Jim is currently on the road in support of his latest disc 'Interface.' For upcoming shows or to order his disc or book, please visit him on the web at jimsnidero.com.
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