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Jonathan Yandel is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, sound designer, and digital artist from Chicago. 
He holds a Master's Degree in Music For Visual Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He studied orchestration at Berklee College of Music, and Classical and Jazz performance at Benedictine University. Before college, he was classically trained in piano at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

His soundtrack compositions can be heard in the games Dad By the Sword, Influx, Stolen Steel VR, The Song of Seven, and Cannibal Crossing, as well as films and TV programs such as CZ-918, Carmen, Aladdin and the Genies, and Tom the Tow Truck.

He currently resides in Durham, NC.

Featured Release

About the album, from Oclassica:
“Passages” – A Journey Through Life, Death, and Rebirth

The digital-only record label Oclassica is thrilled to announce the release of “Passages,” an evocative new album by the acclaimed American composer and pianist Jonathan Yandel. This profound work reflects on the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth, inspired by Yandel’s personal experiences.

Jonathan Yandel, known for his versatile compositions for video games, films, and animation, brings his classical training and diverse musical background to this latest project. Having begun his musical journey at the tender age of 3 and later honed his skills at prestigious institutions such as Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Benedictine University, Berklee College of Music, and the Academy of Art University, Yandel’s “Passages” stands as a testament to his profound musical and emotional depth.

“Passages” is more than just an album; it’s an invitation for listeners to explore the depths of their own experiences with life, loss, and love. Through Yandel’s emotive compositions, listeners are encouraged to find solace in the shared human condition, reminding us that we are never alone in our journeys.

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