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Sneider reveals the spiritual affinities between music like Björk's "Cocoon," from Iceland, and Ibrahim's "The Wedding," from South Africa. His plangent trumpet sound integrates 12 dissimilar songs within its glow and quiets and rounds everything into poignance, even the hard corners of Monk's "Jackie-ing."- Thomas Conrad Jazz Times describing John's playing on Larry Golding's CD, Quartet John Sneider has gained national recognition as an innovative jazz trumpet player and composer. John has performed with Max Roach, Curtis Stigers, Larry Goldings, Curtis Fuller, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, The Mingus Big Band, Andy Bey, Chris Potter, Joe Locke, The Blues Brothers and The Saturday Night Live Band. In 1998, John was the winner of The Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition sponsored by The International Trumpet Guild. He was one of five finalists in The Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition in 1997. As a staff writer at JSM, a music house of international renown, John composes and arranges music for commercials and television shows. He travels to universities around the country performing and teaching clinics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music. John Sneider's CD, Panorama, is available on the Double Time Jazz Label.