Jim Snidero is both a legendary saxophonist and educator of the highest caliber. Growing up in Camp Springs, Maryland, Snidero took to music and the saxophone at a young age. After attending the University of North Texas, he made his move to New York and has been a fixture on the scene ever since. After arriving in New York, Snidero gained notoriety by joining the band of the legendary organist, Brother Jack McDuff. Snidero has since recorded with many jazz luminaries as well as becoming a prolific leader himself.
Snidero is also an accomplished author and educator. His Jazz Conception series is perhaps one of the most widespread and important educational materials in the world today. He also is a featured clinician with the Selmer company and teaches at Jamey Aebersold’s summer jazz campls year in and year out.
Jim was nice to enough to sit down for an interview with us and we think you are going to gain so much from this important figure in jazz. In this episode we talk about:
- Jim’s history on the saxophone and how his career started at a young age.
- Meeting Phil Woods and what that meant to him.
- How Jim got a foothold in New York after arriving and his advice to musicians looking to make their mark.
- How his educational company was formed.
- Several amazing video courses and how they can benefit you.
- His brand new book and what went into writing it.
- His brand new album with trumpeter, Jeremy Pelt.
You can hear some brand new music from Jim by checking out his new album: Jubilation!
Check out Jim’s brand new book: The Essence of The Blues!