Multi-Instrumentalist - Vocalist - Recording Artist - Arranger

Join Jesse Snyder and Gary Washburn every Wednesday through Saturday at Manta in the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for JAZZ from 6p to 9p.

Coming soon:     Jazz at Manta

an album of originals and jazz standards


WEEKLY SCHEDULE 2022  Hawai'i Island 

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

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

Jesse Snyder releases solo debut vocal album: MUSE

Jesse Snyder, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, is proud to announce the release of his solo album MUSE. The album is available on his website, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, KK Box, YouTube Music and 150+ streaming sites worldwide.


The MUSE album pays tribute to the most inspirational and supportive people that have had a significant impact on him. It has been a labor of love producing this album dedicated and inspired by the muses that have shaped and colored his life.


Jesse’s vision is to evoke an unparalleled musical experience through intimacy and love and this vision is shared by Executive Producer Richard Russell, Producers (along with him) Michael Surprenant and Andree Fallas.


The MUSE album has Jesse singing and playing tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinet, flute, drums and percussion. The album includes internationally acclaimed Kimo Cornwell of Hiroshima band; Hoku-award winning, Maggie Herron; the guitar stylings of Curt Warren; bass and guitar virtuoso Matt Spencer; nostalgic steel guitar by Dwight Tokumoto, piano by Loren Wilken, upright bass by Brian McCree and drums by Michael Surprenant.



Popsicle Toes (Michael Franks) featuring Kimo Cornwell

Forest Flower (Charles Lloyd) featuring Loren Wilken

She Blinded Me with Science (Thomas Dolby Robertson & Jonathan Kerr)

Nightbird (Mackey Feary Jr.) featuring Matt Spencer

Do Nothin’ Til You Hear from Me (Duke Ellington & Sidney Russell)

Your Molecular Structure (Mose Allison) featuring Loren Wilken

It Had to Be You (Gus Kahn & Isham Jones) featuring Maggie Herron

Waikiki (Andy Cummings) featuring Dwight Tokumoto

Central Park West (John Coltrane) featuring Maggie Herron

You’re Mine You (Edward Heyman & Johnny Green) featuring Curt Warren

Moon and Sand (Alec Wilder, Morty Palitz, William Engvick)

My One and Only Love “anata dake” (Guy Wood & Robert Mellin)

Come Away with Me (Norah Jones)


Jesse released three singles earlier in the year that are available for download on his website:

Do Nothin’ Til You Hear from Me, classic Duke Ellington tune, showcases Jesse’s smooth baritone voice with earthy saxophone tones. Short promo video.

Nightbird, Mackey Feary Jr’s love song is presented in a classic bossa nova style and showcases Jesse’s vocals with hopeful flute flutters, sultry saxophone tones and features Matt Spencer’s guitar chords that pluck at any heart, capturing a sensual and sophisticated sound. Short promo video.

Jesse sings Andy Cumming’s classic tune Waikiki with heartfelt, subtle phrasing and innovative stylings. He savors memories of fun performances, great restaurants and the camaraderie experienced in Waikiki with other musicians and good friends. Full length video.


Jesse Snyder is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and vocalist and is one of the most desirable musicians in Hawai'i for both live performances and recording sessions. Jesse plays tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinet, flute, drums, percussion and sings for a range of musical genres including jazz, neo-soul, R&B, reggae, hip hop, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and contemporary jazz, lending a fresh energy to every performance. His classic cool style can be light-hearted with whimsical riffs, deep down soulfully funky or creatively upbeat with hi-hat or his signature high kick, he is always involved and enthusiastic. He also plays traditional Hawaiian nose flute and ipu (gourd) when performing with award-winning Kahulanui.

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Jesse live taped an interview for Living 808 on KHON TV 2 with John Veneri that aired on the 6th of July around 9:25am. The interview is on YouTube at: 

In the interview from the macadamia nut farm that Jesse has been preparing through the medical stay-at-home order, he appears in full beard and work attire and talks about the MUSE album soon to be released this fall.