Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club Presents Jim Snidero

Feb 25, 2012 08:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Baltimore, MD – February 10, 2012 – The Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the Peabody Institute has launched a new jazz series, Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club, an exciting concert experience for its alumni, associate members, and guests. The spring series will feature four outstanding concerts beginning with two sets by the Jim Snidero Quartet on February 25th for general and student admissions.

Originally from Camp Springs, MD and hailed as an “alto sax virtuoso” and “master musician” by Downbeat Magazine, Jim Snidero has been a highly-respected bandleader and recording artist for over a quarter century. Snidero gained early recognition as a member of legendary organist Brother Jack McDuff’s group, making three recordings with the master. He has recorded and/or performed with some of the most important names in jazz, including the Mingus Big Band, Frank Wess, Eddie Palmieri, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maria Schneider, and Billy Higgins, as well as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Sting. Snidero arrives in Baltimore with the band from his latest release, Interface, featuring Paul Bollenback, guitar; Paul Gill, bass; and McClenty Hunter, drums.

In addition to his performance activities, Snidero has been a major contributor to jazz education as both a best-selling author and educator. The three Jazz Conception (Advance Music) book series he has penned are some of the most widely-used text books in the world, firmly established as a cornerstone of jazz education.

Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club is a sought after remedy for the lack of venues that consistently present high quality jazz in intimate settings in Baltimore. Ron Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University and Gary Thomas, Director and Chair of Jazz Studies, Peabody Institute have formed a partnership in their quest to enhance the club’s offerings as a state-of-the-art platform for excellent jazz, while reaching a broader, younger membership and community to introduce to jazz and the University.

Bands of the best caliber have been selected by Artistic Director, Gary Thomas, including saxophonists Jim Snidero and Russell Kirk, star drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, master guitarist John Scofield, and legendary icon Roy Haynes. The following four dates define the inaugural 2012 Jazz at the Hopkins Club spring season:

Jim Snidero Quartet (February 25)
Jim Snidero, alto sax
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Paul Gill, bass
McClenty Hunter, drums

Note: All shows begin at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm.


Russell Kirk and The Path (March 31)
Russell Kirk, alto sax
Sonya Kitchell, vocals
Adam Rogers, guitar
Aruan Ortiz, piano
Ed Howard, bass
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums

Note: All shows begin at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm


John Scofield Trio (April 21)
John Scofield, guitar
Ben Street, bass
Bill Stewart, drums

Note: All shows begin at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm


Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band (May 26)
Roy Haynes, drums
Jaleel Shaw, saxophones
Martin Bejerano, piano
David Wong, bass

Note: All shows begin at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm


For further information on Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club, please visit us on the web at:


Or, contact Ian Sims ([email protected]), Chief Administrative Officer.

Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street

Baltimore Maryland 21218
United States


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