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Jim Snidero


Over the past thirty-five years, Jim Snidero has come to be known as one of the finest jazz musicians of his generation. As an alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, author and educator, Snidero has been called both a “master musician” and “alto saxophone virtuoso” by Downbeat Magazine, and placed in the 2017 Downbeat Critic’s Poll, demonstrating his continued impact on the international jazz scene.

Jim Snidero grew up in Camp Springs, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC . Musically nurtured from a young age, both at home and in his school music program, Snidero began to quickly show promise as a musician


Article: Album Review

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2021

Read "Lab 2021" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The University of North Texas' flagship ensemble, the One O'Clock Lab Band, has been producing annual recordings for almost half a century. It has also given rise to a veritable assembly line of world-class jazz musicians, more of whom are no doubt coming of age while honing their chops on the One O'Clock's latest album, Lab ...


Article: Live Review

Jazz At The Joint: Nat Reeves

Read "Jazz At The Joint: Nat Reeves" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Nat Reeves Jazz At The Joint North Little Rock, AR April 11, 2021 The April 2022 edition of Ted Ludwig's “Jazz At The Joint" welcomed Hartford, Connecticut-centered bassist Nat Reeves to The Joint's stage in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Reeves has spent the last 40 years performing and recording with the ...


It's All Your Fault

Label: Savant Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: It’s All Your Fault; Matador; Rock with You; Still; Party Time; Bags and Brown; Biggest Part of Me; Blues for Jed.


Live at the Deer Head Inn

Label: Savant Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Band Intro; Now’s the Time; Autumn Leaves; Intro to Ol’ Man River; Ol’ Man River; Bye Bye Blackbird; Idle Moments; Who Can I Turn To; My Old Flame; Yesterdays.


Songbook Vol. 1: Bus Stop Serenade

Label: Hollistic MusicWorks
Released: 2021
Track listing:
CD 1
The Express Route: 24-7; Afinique; On the Dot; Bus Stop Serenade; Clairevoyance; Woody Shaw; Before the First; Cup; Charles Tolliver; Keep Your Circle Small.
CD 2
The Alternate Route: On the Dot Take 1; Charles Tolliver Take 1; Before the First Cup; Woody Shaw Take 1; Clairevoyance Take 2; Bus Stop Serenade Take 1; Afinique Take 1; 24-7 Take 1.


Article: Album Review

Brian Lynch: Songbook Vol. 1: Bus Stop Serenade

Read "Songbook Vol. 1: Bus Stop Serenade" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Con Bus Stop Serenade Brian Lynch inaugura una serie di album che raccolgono il suo intero songbook, scritto in quarant'anni di carriera e disseminato in numerose incisioni. Da alcuni anni il trombettista ha varato una propria etichetta (la Hollistic MusicWorks) e iniziato a reinterpretare le sue vecchie composizioni: “Ho sentito che avrebbero beneficiato di un po' ...


Article: Interview

Jim Snidero: Flying in the Face of Adversity

Read "Jim Snidero: Flying in the Face of Adversity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Jim Snidero, a master of the alto saxophone, can look back on a strong career and more of the same in the future. But he admits events of 2021 have brought him immeasurable satisfaction. It's because of the recorded music he put out this year on the Salvant label--one a fresh live release and ...


Article: Album Review

Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Another saxophonist with strings. Ever since Charlie Parker first took the plunge in 1950, a goodly number of disciples has followed suit. Alto player Jim Snidero's deep dive, Strings, was actually recorded two decades ago, in 2001, and released to widespread acclaim on Milestone Records. The remastered edition, on Savant Records, is even better, thanks to ...


Article: Album Review

Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The initial recording of Jim Snidero's Strings ran into a roadblock. The session was scheduled at System Two Studios in Brooklyn, New York, on September 11th 2001. That was the date the world changed, with airplanes flying into buildings in New York City. Strings was postponed. The music eventually came together in October and ...


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