Last week, the @rochesterintjazzfest wrapped up one of the world’s leading jazz festivals, bringing talent from around the world and celebrating those made here in Greater ROC. We want to celebrate one of the many performers who played those smooth sounds. Get to know #GreaterROC by getting to know Bob Sneider!
My name is Bob Sneider. I’m a transplanted Bostonian who came to Greater ROC more than two decades ago. I live in Webster with my amazing family—my wife, Aleta, a Webster teacher; and my two kids, one in high school and the other attending @eastman.school. We have two awesome rescue dogs, Harmony and Harley.
Jazz is truly in my heart, and I love to share it with the Greater ROC community. For the past 25 years, I’ve been an associate professor of jazz studies at the Eastman School of Music and senior instructor for the @eastmancommunityschool. Before joining Eastman, I toured with Rochester native and famed jazz musician Chuck Mangione for several years. I perform regularly in this region, including at @rocphils, @bopshoprecords, @thelittletheatre, @vgwinebar, @faircraftbrauhaus, @fairportcanaldays, and other venues and events. During the Rochester International Jazz Festival, I lead the late-night jam sessions (Almost two years running!), coordinate educational workshops, perform as a featured artist or sideman, and present student ensembles.
When I’m not performing, I love to explore area dining places like @redfernroc, King and I and @roamcaferoc. And when I’m in need of coffee, there’s always a quick trip to @uglyduckcoffee or @javascafe. My family and I absolutely love the @brightonfarmers and @cityofrochesterpublicmarket, and equally love and enjoy walks along the canal or through area parks like Corbett’s Glen and Mendon Ponds.
What else can I say: I absolutely love this gem of place!
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