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Multi-Instrumentalist - Arranger -Vocalist - Recording Artist 


Join Jesse Snyder with Gary Washburn
every Wednesday and Saturday at the Manta Lounge
in the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel f
or JAZZ from 6p to 9p. Reservations recommended.



Kanaka Swing Band Live Video Shoot on February 11th at the Honoka'a Peoples Theatre from 4-6pm.
Join us to observe or dance while KSB video tapes songs for their new album! Open to the public.

Kanaka Swing Band


Hawaii's new Hawaiian Swing Band coming soon!

Fuego Latin Orchestra Hawaii at Honu's in the King Kamehameha Beach Hotel
Fridays in February 6:30-9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm
or at the door $20


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Jazz at Manta by
Jesse Snyder and Gary Washburn

Jazz at Manta is an album of originals and a selection of jazz favorites generated by popular demand and executed by the dynamic duo of multi-instrumental musician Jesse Snyder, able and versatile saxophone/clarinet player and simultaneous drummer along with Gary Washburn, a recognized jazz educator.

The two have been performing at the Manta Restaurant in the famed Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast of the big island of Hawaii for the past 6 years. They have a musical chemistry and syncopated communication that is heard and seen in their live performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Manta Lounge and on the album.

Gary Washburn is a gifted and prolific songwriter. His Mauna Kea Beach Blues opens the album followed by Soft Touch, both are upbeat and funky tunes.

The album includes favorites of Gary and Jesse that are often requested and loved by the guests and residents of the MKBH properties:


If You Never Come To Me by Antonio Carlos Jobim;

On a Little Street in Singapore by Peter DeRose & Billy Hill;

Dream a Little Dream of Me by Gus Kahn

Pure Imagination by Lesley Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Too Close for Comfort by Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener

Tangerine by Victor Schertzinger

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen & Yip Harburg

Bali Hai by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II


Jazz at Manta was recorded by Karl Kasberg at his Kamuela studio, mixed by Karl Kasberg and Jesse Snyder and mastered by Garey Shelton.


Produced by Gary Washburn, Jesse Snyder & Andree Fallas

Manta Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Jazz at Manta CD or Download is available at Manta Restaurant Mauna Kea Beach Hotel during performances, online at, on Spotify, iTunes and 150+ streaming sites or by mail order from Sax Monkey Hawaii, POB 2723, Kamuela HI 96743.

Visit Jesse at and the Jesse J Snyder Page on Facebook.

Jazz at Manta is dedicated to the fond memory of Gary’s brother Kent Washburn who passed away in 2021. Rest in love.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE 2023 Hawai'i Island 

Wednesdays and Saturdays – Jesse and Gary Washburn at Manta Lounge & Restaurant at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Reservations suggested.

Tuesdays – Jesse and Warren Kaneao at Kingsland Waikoloa Clubhouse 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Fridays - Jesse (occasional) with Fuego Latin Orchestra Hawaii at Honu's on the Beach at the King Kamehameha Beach Hotel from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Admission $20

Honored to be a Rovner Ambassador!
Contributions to continue efforts in keeping Jesse's music alive and in support of the entertainment industry through:

PayPal - 

Venmo - @sax-monkey

Snail mail - Sax Monkey Hawaii, POB 2723, Kamuela, HI 96743

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