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Matt Snyder

Matt Snyder is a clarinetist and saxophonist based in Brooklyn. On the New York scene since 1995, his primary instruments are clarinet and bass clarinet, with baritone saxophone as his main double. He performed for over 20 years with Mike Longo's New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, and is the longtime clarinetist for The Shul Band, the house band for The Shul Of New York, a synagogue on the Lower East Side. Past projects include Type II, a band co-founded with vibraphonist Nick Mancini, and The New Reed Quartet, which featured Matt alongside with Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage and Rozanne Levine. Matt is also a music archivist at The New York Public Library, where he has cataloged the papers of Teo Macero, George Avakian, Sonny Rollins, Susannah McCorkle, and Meredith Monk, among many other artists.


Buffet Tradition clarinet, Selmer bass clarinet Conn 12M baritone sax


Ted Dunbar
Jimmy Giuffre
Dexter Gordon
saxophone, tenor
Paul McCandless
Pat Metheny
Hank Mobley
saxophone, tenor
Perry Robinson

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