Bob Sneider

Guitarist/composer/educator Bob Sneider is currently the Jazz Guitar Professor at the world-renowned Eastman School of Music. Sneider performs a multi-faceted role at Eastman as Instructor of Jazz Guitar at the Eastman's Community Education Division and Jazz & Contemporary Media Department.

Before joining the Eastman faculty in 1997, Bob Sneider won Downbeat's 1989 “Outstanding Performance in High School Jazz” award; an award he duplicated at the collegiate level in 1993. Sneider toured with two-time Grammy Award Winner Chuck Mangione for nearly four years. Other notable performers with whom Sneider has performed include: Nat Adderley, Don Menza, Nick Brignola, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Gene Ludwig, Steve Gadd, Gerry Niewood, Ralph Lalama, Roy McCurdy, Freddie Cole, Jon Faddis, Keeter Betts and frequent appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops(guitar/banjo). Bob has also toured with his brother John, who plays on several of the cuts on this debut album.

In addition, Sneider is a graduate of the University of Rochester(B.A. '93) where he studied with Ramon Ricker, Bill Dobbins and Fred Sturm. Growing up in Brockton, MA, Sneider's mentor and teacher was Chet Kruley a veteran of the Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford and Nat Pierce bands. Sneider performs regularly with a wide variety of groups including other ESM Jazz & Contemporary Media faculty members: Jeff Campbell, Harold Danko and Rich Thompson

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Albums

Motion

Outside in Music
2019

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Nocturne for Ava

Origin Records
2009

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All Through the Night

Indies Records
2007

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Fallen Angel

Sons of Sound
2006

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Escapade

Sons of Sound
2006

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Interconnection

Sons of Sound
2004

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Nobody Else But Me

From: Motion
By Bob Sneider

Minor League

From: Motion
By Bob Sneider

Lotus Blossom

From: Motion
By Bob Sneider

Jean De Fleur

From: Motion
By Bob Sneider

Brigas Nunca Mais

From: Motion
By Bob Sneider

Full House

From: Motion
By Bob Sneider

Motion

From: Motion
By Bob Sneider

High Peaks

From: Serve & Volley
By Bob Sneider

Black Dahlia

From: Nocturne for Ava
By Bob Sneider

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