Guest Artist to Join NSU Jazz Band for 2002-2003 Season
TAHLEQUAH, OK - Saxophonist Jim Snidero will be the featured
guest artist with the Northeastern State University Jazz Bands for the
2002-2003 Jazz Lab season opener on Thursday, October 3, at 8 p.m. A resident
of New York since 1981, Snidero has earned the reputation as being one
of the finest performers and educators active on todays jazz scene.
Before the evening concert, Snidero will conduct a free clinic at 4 p.m.,
also at the NSU Jazz Lab.
As someone who has followed Jims career, I am
particularly excited to have him work and perform with our bands,
said Will Campbell, NSU director of Jazz Studies. He not only is
a first-rate musician, but he has also made a tremendous impact on jazz
Snidero has recorded more than 10 CDs as a leader for various
domestic and international labels, featuring some of todays best
jazz artists. The New York Times called his solos dazzling,
and Gary Giddins of the Village Voice called him a young altoist
with a wonderfully aggressive broadsword of a sound, recalling Bird in
its sheer jubilance. Snidero has been a member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi
Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, Eddie Palmieris Latin Jazz
Octet, and many others. He was also a member of Frank Sinatras Orchestra
for four years, and can be heard on Sinatras Duets 2 (Capitol) recording.
Admission for the concert is $5. Ticket reservations can
be made by calling the NSU Central Ticket Office at 918-458-2323.
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the
Selmer Company, maker of Selmer saxophones. This is a Heartland Arts Fund
program. The Heartland Arts Fund is a collaborative venture of Arts Midwest,
Mid-America Arts Alliance, their member state agencies (Arkansas, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North
Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin) with primary
funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and support from private