One listen to his latest album, "Main Street," should be enough to convince you that Jim Snidero is one of the top improvising saxophonists playing today. Since the early 1980's, Snidero has paid his dues in a wide variety of settings including stints with Jack McDuff, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, and Frank Sinatra's backup band. He's also carved out a solo career with 17 albums as a leader. At the Pythodd, Snidero will be joined by a strong contingent of Eastman School of Music jazz professors: Clay Jenkins, trumpet; Bob Sneider, guitar; Jeff Campbell, bass; and Rich Thompson, drums.
Jim Snidero performs Sunday, April 10, at the Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Avenue. 8 p.m. Free. 491-6649 (Reservations recommended); jimsnidero.com.