Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

Saxophone, 2013

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Saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen performs in many styles and settings.  Classically, recent engagements include performing under John Adams and David Robertson at Carnegie Hall, vocal music with Songfest at the Colburn School, premieres at the US Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, and concerto performances with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, and University of Michigan’s Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Concert Band. and was soprano saxophonist on the University of Michigan’s historic NAXOS recording of Darius Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus.

 In free improvisation, Jonathan performed with Thollem McDonas and the University of Michigan Creative Arts Orchestra, and with his improvised classical quintet on a program of the International Society of Improvised Music.  Jonathan performs in a saxophone-harp duo, experimenting with extremes in improvised and composed music.  He has studied Carnatic singing in Mysore, India, and has performed with Philadelphia’s Premiere Western Swing Band, Beats Walkin’, since he was sixteen.

Jonathan is also executive director, composer, and bass saxophonist for The Moanin’ Frogs, a sensational vaudeville saxophone sextet that has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and was recently featured on Detroit Public Television’s Detroit Performsseries.  He is earning his Master’s in Saxophone Performance at the University of Michigan, where he also earned his Bachelor’s in the same.  There he also earned a bachelor’s in Organizational Studies, and he now is a graduate student instructor in that department.

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Patrick O’Malley – Changes
for violin, cello, and saxophone


Matthew Entwistle – Midnight Arboretum
for two Saxophones and piano


Jake Heggie – Statuesque
Movements I and V
for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass and piano