"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 Orchestra (MI), Sequoia Symphony Orchestra (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, Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival, 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 with David Shifrin at Chamber Music Northwest, and 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 for this unusual instrument combination, including 2017 commissions from Angélica Negrón and Gregory Wanamaker. They have performed 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 have also been four-time residents at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, NH, and were featured performers at the 2017 American Harp Society Summer Institute (St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN) and International Harp Festival (Danville, CA). Their first album was recorded in 2017.
Mr. Hulting-Cohen also is a founding member of the vaudeville-inspired 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. In 2017, The Moanin' Frogs also served as faculty at the inaugural PhoenixFest Grande Summer Saxophone Clinic at Eastern Michigan University. 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 concertos 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 have included 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.