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Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club Presents Alto Saxophonist Jim Snidero

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Jim Snidero Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the Peabody Institute has launched a new jazz series, Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club, an exciting concert experience for its alumni, associate members, and guests. The spring series will feature four outstanding concerts beginning with two sets by the Jim Snidero Quartet on February 25th for general and student admissions.

Originally from Camp Springs, MD and hailed as an “alto sax virtuoso" and “master musician" by Downbeat Magazine, Jim Snidero has been a highly-respected bandleader and recording artist for over a quarter century. Snidero gained early recognition as a member of legendary organist Brother Jack McDuff's group, making three recordings with the master. He has recorded and/or performed with some of the most important names in jazz, including the Mingus Big Band
Mingus Big Band
Mingus Big Band

band/orchestra
, Frank Wess
Frank Wess
Frank Wess
1922 - 2013
sax, tenor
, Eddie Palmieri
Eddie Palmieri
Eddie Palmieri
b.1936
piano
, Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi
b.1929
piano
, Maria Schneider
Maria Schneider
Maria Schneider

band/orchestra
, and Billy Higgins
Billy Higgins
Billy Higgins
1936 - 2001
drums
, as well as Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
1915 - 1998
vocalist
, Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
b.1926
vocalist
, and Sting. Snidero arrives in Baltimore with the band from his latest release, Interface, featuring Paul Bollenback
Paul Bollenback
Paul Bollenback
b.1959
guitar
, guitar; Paul Gill, bass; and McClenty Hunter, drums.

In addition to his performance activities, Snidero has been a major contributor to jazz education as both a best-selling author and educator. The three Jazz Conception (Advance Music) book series he has penned are some of the most widely-used text books in the world, firmly established as a cornerstone of jazz education.

Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club is a sought after remedy for the lack of venues that consistently present high quality jazz in intimate settings in Baltimore. Ron Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University and Gary Thomas, Director and Chair of Jazz Studies, Peabody Institute have formed a partnership in their quest to enhance the club's offerings as a state-of-the-art platform for excellent jazz, while reaching a broader, younger membership and community to introduce to jazz and the University.

Bands of the best caliber have been selected by Artistic Director, Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas
b.1961
saxophone
, including saxophonists Jim Snidero and Russell Kirk, star drummer Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington
b.1965
drums
, master guitarist John Scofield
John Scofield
John Scofield
b.1951
guitar
, and legendary icon Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
b.1926
drums
.


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