Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Jazz Combo
Artist in Residence
Evan Jagels is a versatile upright and electric bassist. He has a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the City University of New York, Queens College, where he received the Michael Feinstein Award and has studied bass with Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Nilson Matta, Yoshio Aomori, Tomoya Aomori, and Franz Pillinger. Jagels has performed with such jazz luminaries as Ray Vega, Gerry Weldon, Antonio Hart, Michael Mossman, Ray Anderson, John Stowell, and Chuck Lamb. Other performance highlights include Carnegie Hall, Flushing Town Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Record Archive, the Blue Note in Germany and the UniJazz Festival in the Czech Republic. He has recorded with Arlen Roth (Ry Cooder, Levon Helm, John Prine), Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth, Herbie Hancock), and for Antonio DeVivo’s Vientos de Medara.
He is a sought-after freelance jazz bassist in New York’s Capital District, a member of Shatter on Impact with Blake Fleming (The Mars Volta, Laddio Bollocko, Sean Lennon) and Amar Sastry (Anatomy of a Jam creator, AmarGuitar.com), Killdeer Trio, and Duo Extempore with NYC-based pianist Nicole Brancato. Jagels has performed throughout Germany with Paul Berberich (Zur Schönen Aussicht, CONtrust Jazz Orchestra) and recently released “Night Service”, a duo album of improvised music with Andreas “Scotty” Böttcher of Dresden, Germany.
Jagels is also Music Director for Origins Cafe in Cooperstown, NY and founder of the Origins Featured Artist Series. He has taught for the New York Summer Music Festival, the Oneonta Pop Music Experience, JazzConnect at Flushing Town Hall, SUNY Oneonta, and is currently Lecturer of Music at Hartwick College.