|Tags:||jazz saxophone trumpet educational sax|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
James J. Snidero, 29 May 1958, Redwood City, California, USA. After graduating from North Texas State University in 1981, Snidero moved to New York City. He worked with Brother Jack McDuff and Frank Wess, before joining Toshiko Akiyoshis Big Band, with whom he recorded, and also led his own small group. He later co-led a band with Tom Harrell and in the early 90s toured with Frank Sinatra. A forceful and imaginative bop-influenced alto saxophone player, Snidero sometimes plays soprano. For several years he has taught in the USA and in Europe, and is the author of a series of jazz etude books published by Advance Music. Markedly influenced by Charlie Bird Parker, Sonny Stitt and Cannonball Adderley, Snideros playing carries traces of formative influences such as these through which his own musical personality was beginning to gleam more noticeably as the new century began.