Jonas Schoens music and playing show an extraodinary emotional depth regardless of instrumentation and style.
His musical sources of inspiration span from 80‘s Punk to contemporary classical music, jazz being the starting point of his professional career offering the most freedom for his exploring character.
His works include two bigband albums, orchestral works, five albums with his quartet, classical compositions for solo instruments, chamber music, funk/soul/hiphop projects and adaptions/recompositions of music by Bartok, Prokofiev and Beethoven.
Since 2003 he is professor for saxophone and composition at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
His credits as arranger/orchestrator cover a wide variety of styles and instrumentations.
He studied at Hamburg University of Music and Drama with Herb Geller and Dieter Glawischnig and has since been touring most of the world.
In 2000 he founded his label schoener hören music where most of his works where published.
Jonas Schoen Quartet
w / Buggy Braune – p; Pepe Berns – b; Heinz Lichius – dr
featured guests: Steve Swallow – el-b; Sandra Hempel – git; Sven Kerschek – git; Arne Jansen – git; Kai Brückner – git; Friedrich Paravicini – cello; Robby Geerken – perc.
The Berlin Quartet
w / Tino Derado – p; Haggai Cohen Milo – b; Heinrich Köbberling – dr
(album „Falling Out Of The Sky” in the making)
w / Ron Spielman – voc/git; Moses Yoofee Vester – p; Arne Jansen – git; Björn Werra – b; Christin Neddens – dr
(album „Safety“ in the making)
Marc Secara’s Berlin Jazz Orchestra (cond.: Jiggs Whigham)
Album release “Crosscurrent” 2022)
Berlin Bricolage Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra feat. Moses Yoofee Vester – p; Kai Brückner – git; Haggai Cohen Milo – b; Heinrich Köbberling – dr; Florian Menzel – tp; Maxine Troglauer – btb
Small Things Ensemble (playing recompositions of Beethoven Bagatellen op. 126)
w / Florian Menzel – tp; Uli Kempendorff – sax; Moses Yoofee Vester – p; Haggai Cohen Milo – b; Heinrich Köbberling – dr
(alternative line-up: Marieke Ziesmann – tp; Yvonne Schwitalla – sax/fl; Tino Derado – p; Robert Lucaciu – b; Eva Klesse – dr)