shapeimage_1Paul Nagel has been playing piano professionally for over 40 years. He has performed and recorded as a sideman with Robben Ford, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bobby McFerrin, Boz Scaggs, Cornelius Bumpus, Eddie Marshall, Steve Smith and Dave Liebman. His sideman credits also include performing with Eddie Harris, Eddie Henderson, Ray Brown, Ray Drummond, Joe Henderson, Sonny Stitt, Bobby Hutcherson, Richie Cole, Greg Abate, Anton Schwartz, Mike Zilber, Madeline Peyroux, Kitty Margolis, Rhiannon, Madeline Eastman, and many more. He has played festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe including Montreux, North Sea, Monterey, Istanbul, Madrid and Vienna. Venues include the Blue Note NYC & Japan, Davies Hall, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Town Hall NYC and Kuumbwa Jazz Center.



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1976    “Live – Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford” Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford Avenue Jazz
1977    “New Moon in Zytron” James Zitro featuring Dave Liebman Pacific Arts
1982    “A Clear View” Cornelius Bumpus Broadbeach
1984    “Beacon” Cornelius Bumpus Broadbeach
1991    “Toward Home” Rhiannon Rhiannon Music
1995    “Bang! Zoom!” Bobby McFerrin Blue Note
1996    “San Francisco Nighthawks” San Francisco Nighthawks Monarch Records
1997    “Darwin’s Waiting Room” Andre Bush Lounge Enuch
1997    “Straight Up with a Twist” Kitty Margolis Mad-Kat Records
1998    “When Music Calls” Anton Schwartz AntonJazz
2000    “Holy Mischief” Eddie Marshall Ruddy Duck
2000    “Known Fact” Cornelius Bumpus Palmetto
2000    “The Slow Lane” Anton Schwartz AntonJazz
2000    “The Struggle Continues” Link 80 Asian Man
2001    “Anthology: The Early Years” Robben Ford Avenue Records
2001    “Left Coast Life” Kitty Margolis Mad-Kat Records
2003    “But Beautiful” Boz Scaggs Gray Cat
2003    “Hereafter” Dawan Muhammad Lifeforce Jazz
2003    “Lifeforce Jazz & Blues Compilation” Dawan Muhammad Lifeforce Jazz
2003    “Reimagined, Vol. 1 – Jazz Standards” Steve Smith & Michael Zilber BlueJay Records
2003    “Live at the Jazzschool” Dave Liebman & Michael Zilber Jazzschool
2004    “Greatest Hits Live (DVD)” Boz Scaggs Gray Cat
2004    “Conversations” Jim Grantham Nightbird Music
2005    “Blah blah blah” Bill Harley Round River
2005    “Intention” Kristen Storm Open Path Music
2005    “Passing Place” Dan Moretti Whaling City
2005    “Monsters in the Night” Greg Abate Koko Jazz
2005    “Intoxicated” Thom Enright CDBY
2006    “Arriving Alive” Desa MDB
2006    “Jolly Jump Jive Christmas” Sax Gordon & Doug James NorthStar
2007    “Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1972” Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford MJF
2010    “Paul Nagel – NLS” Paul Nagel/NLS Jazzschool/BAJA
2012    “Livin‘ the Dream” Mickey Freeman Blue Duchess


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