Born in 1958, Redwood City, California, Jim is an American jazz saxophonist.
After touring with Jack McDuff from 1981 to 1982, he joined Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra in 1983 in New York, and performed with the group for twenty years. He also played in Frank Sinatra's band and Eddie Palmieri's band. Snidero also has performed with the Frank Wess Sextet, the Mingus Big Band, and Walt Weiskopf. He has worked as a sideman for David Hazeltine, David Murray, Mike LeDonne, Joe Magnarelli, Maria Schneider, Mel Lewis, Jim Rotondi, Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, and Tom Varner.
In 1984 he formed his own quintet and recorded and performed with sidemen that includes trumpeters Brian Lynch, Tom Harrell, and Tim Hagans; the pianists Benny Green, and Mulgrew Miller; the double bass players Peter Washington and Dennis Irwin; and the drummers Billy Hart, Louis Hayes, Gene Jackson, and Adam Nussbaum. He was awarded two National Endowment for the Arts grants, including one recording with Dave Holland and Jack Dejohnette.
Snidero performs frequently in the US, Europe, Japan and toured Australia in 2002.