bio // jacob snider

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Singer-songwriter and composer Jacob Snider has been featured on the BBC, KCRW, and was named Best New Artist by NPR-affiliate WXPN. In 2015 Snider released his debut album, Carrier (featuring Armand Hirsch), produced by Tony Berg (Andrew Bird, Blake Mills), with strings arranged by Rob Moose (Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds). A graduate of Columbia University, Snider studied composition with George Lewis (MacArthur Fellow), and orchestration with Karl Berger (Ornette Coleman, Jeff Buckley). He has shared stages with The Roots, The Civil Wars, RJD2, Matisyahu, Shawn Colvin, Livingston Taylor, Krystle Warren, Shaina Taub, Kate Davis, Mike Brun, and Nina Shallman, and has performed at the BMI/Billboard Showcase at South by Southwest, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Irving Plaza, among others. In 2017 Snider began composing for film and television, alongside recording his second LP set for release in 2018. He lives in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sasha Arutyunova)