Nagel-Heyer Records

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Nagel Heyer)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nagel-Heyer Records
Founded1992 (1992)
FounderHans and Sabine Nagel-Heyer
Country of originGermany

Nagel-Heyer Records is a German jazz record label based in Hamburg.

Nagel-Heyer was founded in 1992 by Hans and Sabine Nagel-Heyer to issue primarily live recordings of both North American and European jazz performers.[1] By 2004 it had released nearly 200 albums.[2]


Sabine Nagel-Heyer managed a twenty-four hour jazz station in Germany. She and her husband, Hans, attended a concert in Bremen, Germany, by a group that included Kenny Davern, Eddie Higgins, George Masso, Danny Moss, and Randy Sandke. The promoter persuaded the couple to sponsor a concert in Hamburg on September 26, 1992, George Gershwin's birthday. The concert was recorded under the title the Wonderful World of George Gershwin, and when it was broadcast on the station, listeners wanted to buy a copy.[3]

The German government warned that the station's dwindling profits could lead to the loss of its license. The format was changed so that jazz aired only once a week, giving Sabine Nagel-Heyer time to concentrate on more live recordings. By 1994, the label released a new live concert every month. Nagel-Heyer concentrates on live recordings of mainstream jazz, sing, and Dixieland. The label's roster includes Harry Allen, Wycliffe Gordon, Byron Stripling,[3] Donald Harrison, Ken Peplowski, and Randy Sandke.[2]



  1. ^ Conrad, Gerhard (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. ^ a b Simon, Elliott (28 September 2004). "Nagel Heyer Records". All About Jazz. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b Zych, David (1 January 2000). "Label Watch: Nagel-Heyer Records". JazzTimes. Retrieved 15 June 2017.