Evan Jagels, Artist in Residence


Areas of expertise:
Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Jazz Combo
M.A., City University of New York, Queens College

As a freelance musician, Evan has been hired to perform at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Flushing Town Hall, Blue Note Dresden, the UniJazz Festival in the Czech Republic and the Oneonta Jazz Festival with Ray Vega among many other venues, festivals, events and musical theater productions. He was bassist for Antonio De Vivo’s album “Vientos de Madera” (released 2012), which fuses traditional Venezuelan music and jazz.

An accomplished musician across genres, Evan is currently bassist for the Mopar Cams, a steadily working Rockabilly band, and Hop City Hellcats, who was house band at Taste of Country Festival with Willie Nelson, Trace Atkins, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley. Hop City was also support for David Allen Coe and are set to release their second album featuring legendary guitarist Arlen Roth.

Evan has a passion for music education. He has taught jazz improvisation and coached ensembles at the New York Summer Music Festival and Flushing Town Hall’s Jazz Connect Program. He has also worked extensively with the music departments at both Wagner College and SUNY Oneonta and maintains a private studio of students. He enjoys coaching and arranging for small ensembles and always helps students to realize and accomplish their own musical goals.

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