In this episode, I have a conversation with John Snyder. John is currently the President of Tweed Studios and Academy in Athens, GA and on the faculty at the University of Loyola in New Orleans where he has been the Chair of the Department of Music Industry Studies.
Snyder has produced hundreds of recordings and CD reissues and compilations as a music and video producer. Recordings he has produced have received 32 Grammy nominations and 5 Grammys. He was recognized in 2018 by Offbeat magazine with a Lifetime Achievement in Music Education Award and was described by allmusic.com as one of the most important jazz record producers of the last 30 years.
As a music producer Snyder produced records with Etta James, Dave Brubeck, Count Basie Orchestra, George Shearing, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, and Dizzy Gillespie among others. He has also recorded Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Buddy Guy, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Wynona Judd, Stevie Wonder, Gregg Allman, and Isaac Hayes, among others, on various blues, R&B, and tribute records.
Snyder is also President of Artists House Foundation (http://www.artistshousemusic.org/) which was funded by Herb Alpert to help musicians and music entrepreneurs create sustainable careers.Read More