Born: September 20, 1968 Primary Instrument: Clarinet
Matt Snyder is a clarinetist and saxophonist based in Brooklyn. After studying with Ted Dunbar at Rutgers University and David Baker at Indiana University, he moved to New York in 1995. His primary instruments are clarinet and bass clarinet, with baritone saxophone as his main double. In addition to playing in the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble under Mike Longo (with whom he also studies composition), Matt is the longtime clarinetist for The Shul Band, the house band for The Shul Of New York, a synagogue on the Lower East Side. Past projects include Type II, a band co-founded with vibraphonist Nick Mancini, and The New Reed Quartet, which featured Matt along with friends Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage and Rozanne Levine. Matt is also a music archivist at The New York Public Library, where he has cataloged the papers of Teo Macero, Susannah McCorkle and Meredith Monk, among many other artists.
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