Musician Jonathan Nagel


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My artistry is kindled by a craving to convey emotions and tell stories. Continuously I seek to abandon the borders between genres, striving to merely rely on whatever means it takes to create a certain image or feeling. My artistic practice includes music, poetry, improvisation, physical theatre, performance art, and dance.

Formerly trained as a jazz contrabass player, I have been questioning art education for years during my studies at Universität der Künste (Berlin, de), Rytmisk Musik Konservatorium (Copenhagen, dk), University of the arts (Philadelphia, usa), Prins Claus Conservatorium (Groningen, nl).

Eventually I graduated as master of music from the European jazz master program at Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Amsterdam, nl) in 2018. I have worked with internationally esteemed improvising artists such as Michael Moore, Axel Dörner, Tristan Honsinger, Simon Rose, Katie Duck, Vincent von Schlippenbach, and many others.

Currently I live and work in Amsterdam (nl) and Berlin (de).

http://www.jonathannagel.de/