About Jonas

Saxophonist and composer Jonas Engel grew up in Sannerz in the indeciduous scenery of Central Germany. From early on he got in contact with music through his family and found his way to Jazz via Big Band playing. He started in the local Caravan Big Band, subsequently played in the State Big Band of Hessian and in the National Jazz Orchestra (Bujazzo). Jonas Engel studied at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and at Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen and is a part of the jazz and improviser's scene of these cities as musician and composer in various projects. His quartet Own Your Bones displays a clash of both cities. With his trio Just Another Foundry he already won the Young German Jazz Award, the European Tremplin Jazz Award and the Maastricht Jazz Award.

He toured in many countries of Europe, South America, Near East, China, South East Asia and played on Festivals like London Jazz Festival, International Jazz Week Burghausen, Curutiba Jazz Meeting, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Moers Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Byblos International Festival, Jazz Lives Syria Festival, Amman Summer Festival, Klaeng Festival, Tremplin Jazz Festival Avignon, Jazzrally Düsseldorf, Crosscurrents Festival Maastricht, Klavier Festival Ruhr...