"Impressive" with "exceptional facility" (Schenectady Daily Gazette), saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen’s career is burgeoning as a soloist and chamber musician. .
Mr. Hulting-Cohen has performed concertos with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Adrian Symphony (MI), Sequoia Symphony (Visalia, CA), University of Massachusetts Amherst Wind Ensemble, Harvard Summer Pops Band, Ann Arbor Concert Band, and The Valley Winds (Amherst, MA). He has performed solo recitals at the Music by Women Festival at the Mississippi University for Women, U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, and the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, where he also premiered his music and dance film, Silence.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Hulting-Cohen performed Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare at Carnegie Hall under John Adams and David Robertson. With harpist Jennifer R. Ellis and the Admiral Launch Duo, Mr. Hulting-Cohen has commissioned eight works and performed them at the San Francisco Center for New Music, Listening to Ladies Concert Series (Kalamazoo, MI), Northwestern University New Music Conference, Five College New Music Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Texas Tech University, Michigan State University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, University of Hartford, and Schenectady County Community College. The pair has also been three-time residents at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, NH, and are featured performers at the 2017 American Harp Society Summer Institute (St. Olaf, Northfield, MN) and International Harp Festival (Danville, CA). Their first album is due out in 2017.
Mr. Hulting-Cohen also is a founding member of the new-vaudeville saxophone sextet, The Moanin' Frogs. The group has performed their memorized and choreographed shows of classical, jazz, pop, and Americana tunes nationwide and internationally, including a series of performances in France in 2015. Later that year, Conn-Selmer, Inc. and D’Addario Woodwinds invited The Moanin’ Frogs to join their educational rosters, and have since facilitated performances and woodwind master classes at the 2016 Texas Bandmaster’s Association Conference, Youth Bands of Atlanta, Temple University, Youth Bands of Marywood (PA), Mansfield University (PA), and in Mountain Home, AR. Their first CD is scheduled for release in 2017 on the Teal Creek Music Label.
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has presented master classes at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Youngstown State University, and Schenectady County Community College, as well as the 2017 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees under Donald Sinta at University of Michigan, where he won the University of Michigan Concerto Competition and performed with University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Chamber Choir. He completed additional studies at the Université Européenne de Saxophone (Gap, France), Fundación Ortega y Gasset (Toledo, Spain), and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (Mysore, India). His additional mentors include Timothy McAllister, Jonathan Kammer, Dragan Petrovic-Chupinsky, Wendell Hobbs, and Ken Ulansey. Jonathan is a Conn-Selmer and D’Addario Woodwinds Artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and D'Addario Reserve reeds.