"Jesse Snyder is an incredibly talented musician with a great sense of humor. When times are exciting and tense before a big show Jesse’s cool calm and sometimes comedic demeanor sets the tone for an amazing performance. And then he delivers with passion, ferocity and fire from his beautiful saxophone."
Promotions Publicist: Andree Fallas
Jesse Snyder Interview on Living 808 KHON2.com
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: https://youtu.be/oEOYyJLur8c
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.
Jesse Snyder's MUSE album
nominated for 2021 Na Hoku Hanohano
Jazz Album of the Year Award!
Jesse Snyder, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, is proud to announce the release of his solo album MUSE. The album is available on his website jessejsnyder.com, 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.
JESSE SNYDER RELEASES HIS THIRD SINGLE FROM THE MUSE
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. Highlights by Dwight Tokumoto on nostalgic steel guitar and the musicianship of Matt Spencer and Curt Warren.
Jesse Snyder Releases Second Single
Nightbird, Mackey Feary Jr’s love song is presented in a classic bossa nova style and showcases Jesse’s smooth baritone voice with hopeful flute flutters, sultry saxophone tones and featuring Matt Spencer’s guitar chords that pluck at any heart capturing the sensual and sophisticated sound that is Jesse's vision for the MUSE album. The seduction continues...
Jesse Snyder Releases First Single
Jesse released his very first single, Duke Ellington's "Do Nothin' Til You Hear from Me' in December 2019 as a preview for his upcoming album MUSE set to be released in February of 2020. On this track Jesse sings and plays drums and tenor saxophone. The track captures the sensual and sophisticated sound that is Jesse's vision for his first album. Muse is set to be released in early 2020 and may come as a surprise to those who know Jesse as a whimsical and vivacious person. On this album, Jesse pays tribute to many of the most inspirational and supportive people that have had a significant impact on him throughout his life. His vision for the record is to evoke an unparalleled musical experience through intimacy and love. It is a seduction...
Jesse Snyder Makes His Vocal Debut
Jesse sang the lead vocal on one track from Kahulanui's second album release, Mele Ho'oilina. 'Heat Wave' featured Jesse's gentle and smooth vocal style and the track was in constant rotation on some of Hawai'i most frequented radio stations.