Jesse Snyder aka Jesse Now Jerome is a 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy Award) recipient for Jazz Album of the Year with the Hawaiian swing group, Kahulanui.

As the primary horn section arranger, he showcased his baritone and tenor saxophone and clarinet  skills, along with a solo singing performance and nose flute highlights on Mele Ho’oilina, Kahulanui’s award-winning album.

He also plays the flute, alto saxophone, drums/percussion and has a smooth baritone singing voice.

Jesse Now Jerome regular gigs on the Big Island of Hawaii are:

Mondays – Kings’ Land Clubhouse Waikoloa 4:30pm to 6:30pm with Warren Kaneao and guest artists.

Wednesdays – Manta Wine Bar & Restaurant at Mauna Kea Beach Resort with Gary Washburn and guest artists, 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Fridays – Red Water Cafe, Waimea 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Red Water Trio or duo.

Saturdays – Manta Wine Bar & Restaurant at Mauna Kea Beach Resort  6:00pm to 9:00pm with Gary Washburn and guest artists sitting in.

Past 2018 tour with Kahulanui:

East and West Coast Tour 2018

July 27-29th ~ Lowell Folk Festival~Lowell, MA

July 31st ~ The City Winery ~ Boston, MA

August 4th ~ The Clarke Center ~ Arroyo Grande, CA 

August 10-11th ~ Tiki Oasis Festival ~ San Diego, CA  Sold Out

August 18th ~ Blue Note Napa ~ Napa, CA

August 19th ~ The Rio ~ Santa Cruz, CA

August 22nd ~ Berkeley Freight & Salvage ~ Berkeley, CA   

August 24th ~ The Harris Center ~ Folsom, CA

August 25th ~ Gallo Center for the Arts ~ Modesto, CA

August 26th ~ Chabot College Buffington Visual & Performing Arts Center ~ Hayward CA

Sept 1st  ~ Jack London Revue ~ Portland, OR  

Sept. 5th ~ Triple Door ~ Seattle, WA

Sept. 7-9th ~ Sisters Folk Festival ~ Sisters, OR

California & New Mexico Tour 2018

October 20th & 21st  ~ I Mua: Hula in Unusual Places ~ Palace of Fine Arts ~ San Francisco CA

October 24th ~ The Flickenger Center of the Performing Arts ~ Alamogordo NM

October 27th & 28th ~ I Mua: Hula in Unusual Places ~ Palace of Fine Arts ~ San Francisco CA

Performances 2018:

July 7, 2018 – Jesse performed with Loren Wilken and Brian McCree for the HPR recording event “Science Friday” Ira Flatow at the Kahilu Theatre at 7:30pm. The program was a great success with Jesse singing, playing sax, drums and his commentary.

July 8, 2018 – Gertrude’s Jazz Bar 6pm to 8pm with Kahulanui showcasing their Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning Jazz Album of the Year,  Mele Ho’oilina and Best Instrumental Composition, Kahulanui Boogie Woogie by Bill Noble ( It was a fun night with a sold out show.