Jared Engel is a professional musician and mainstay of the New York City music scene. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, he is often seen on subways and bike paths hauling a combination of instruments that include upright-bass, bass-guitar, tuba, 4-string-plectrum-banjo, 5-string-banjo, and lowboy hi-hat. He is the founder of the celebrated social-justice brass band The 3 Million Majority Marching Band, and is the host of The Open-Intro-Sessions, a video series that introduces unacquainted musicians to one another through spontaneous collaboration. He has had the pleasure of recording and performing with acclaimed artists such as Abigail Washburn, David Grisman, Tony Trischka, Kaia Kater, Steve Martin & Stephane Wrembel, and is currently a frequent collaborator with groups such as The Baby Soda Jazz Band, The New Wonders, Mona’s Hot Four, Naomi & Her Handsome Devils, Sam Reider & The Human Hands, and Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers. Previous to 2020, Jared maintained a very active career of performing locally and worldwide, and hopes to resume doing so as soon as possible..