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Bob Sneider

Guitarist/composer/educator Bob Sneider is currently the Jazz Guitar Professor at the world-renowned Eastman School of Music. Sneider performs a multi-faceted role at Eastman as Instructor of Jazz Guitar at the Eastman's Community Education Division and Jazz & Contemporary Media Department. Before joining the Eastman faculty in 1997, Bob Sneider won Downbeat's 1989 "Outstanding Performance in High School Jazz" award; an award he duplicated at the collegiate level in 1993. Sneider toured with two-time Grammy Award Winner Chuck Mangione for nearly four years. Other notable performers with whom Sneider has performed include: Nat Adderley, Don Menza, Nick Brignola, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Gene Ludwig, Steve Gadd, Gerry Niewood, Ralph Lalama, Roy McCurdy, Freddie Cole, Jon Faddis, Keeter Betts and frequent appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops(guitar/banjo)

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Article: Album Review

Russell Scarbrough: Fun Times

Read "Fun Times" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bandleader Russell Scarbrough has an intriguing motto: “If it's not fun, we're not doing it right!" He also had an intriguing way of recording his debut album, Fun Times, to which an entire review could be devoted. Suffice to say that the individual parts were taped in isolation owing to the Covid pandemic and sent to ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Denin Koch

Read "Take Five with Denin Koch" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Denin Koch Hailed as possessing “pristine playing, meticulous composing" and “a very personal voice deserving of attention," guitarist and composer Denin Koch has synthesized his wide and varied influences into a unique approach to jazz improvisation. He has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Daniels, Ryan Keberle, and ...

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Song of the Day

Motion

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Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2019
Duration: 4:35

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Motion

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Motion; Full House; Brigas Nunca Mais; Jean De Fleur; Lotus Blossom; Minor League; Nobody else but me.

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Nobody Else But Me

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Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2019
Duration: 7:39

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News: Radio

Eastman School Of Music Jazz Concerts Get Encores On WGMC

A weekly radio series featuring Eastman School of Music jazz performances through the years premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, on Jazz90.1 WGMC. Titled Jazz@Eastman: Past, Present, and Future, the programs will feature performances as well as works by Eastman faculty, students, and alumni. The series is a collaboration between Eastman and Jazz 90.1 and ...

News: Festival

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 11th Edition Starts Today

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 11th Edition Starts Today

Rochester, NY: The 11th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Presented by M&T Bank starts today! The nine-day festival has set attendance records for the past 10 years, drawing more than 182,000 in 2011. It has pioneered the introduction of international series including Made in the UK and Nordic Jazz Now. This year's festival ...

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Article: Album Review

Mike Melito: The Right Time

Read "The Right Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When the word “predictable" shows up in music reviews, it's often wrongly viewed as the kiss of death. Somewhere along the way, “defying expectations" or “charting new territory" have become the quickest way to gain recognition, but the tried-and-true shouldn't be sold short. On The Right Time, veteran drummer Mike Melito and his band deliver a ...

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News: Festival

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Heads into Last Three Days!

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Heads into Last Three Days!

Rochester, NY -- The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) presented by M&T Bank, is heading into its last three days tonight, wrapping up June 19. The Festival's ninth edition started Friday June 11 featuring headliners Jeff Beck, Gladys Knight, Keb' Mo', Herbie Hancock, John Pizzarelli, and Bernie Williams. The Festival is delivering a wide range ...


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