The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is still a week away, but you don't have to wait that long to hear one of the festival's highlights. Bob Sneider, who leads the festival's late-night jam session at the Rochester Plaza, is a fantastic guitar player in the tradition of Jim Hall, Grant Green, and Barney Kessel. He excels in the trio and quartet setting we usually hear him in but, if you really want to appreciate his gorgeous tone and imaginative arrangements, check him out solo. Sneider may live in Rochester but he is a world-class guitarist.
Bob Sneider performs Saturday, June 15, 6-10 p.m. at Bistro 135, 135 West Commercial St., East Rochester. Free. 662-5555, bistro135.net.