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Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

Associate Professor, Saxophone

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

hultingcohen@music.umass.edu

(413) 545-2810

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258 Bromery Center for the Arts

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"Rise" by Annika Socolofsky (with Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano)

Embracing the breadth of the classical saxophone from vaudeville to the vanguard, United States-based saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen’s rootedness in the classics and curiosity as a musician empower performances that are “adroit” (ModernJazz.gr), “impressive,” (Schenectady Daily Gazette), and “fun to watch” (Oregon Arts Watch).

Hulting-Cohen debuted as soloist with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony in 2011. Recent concerto engagements with the Stockton, Sequoia, and Adrian Symphony Orchestras complement chamber music performances at Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hulting-Cohen has performed internationally with The Moanin’ Frogs saxophone sextet since 2011, and in 2022 joined New Thread Quartet as soprano saxophonist. Hulting-Cohen’s recordings have garnered positive reviews, especially Launch with harpist Jennifer R. Ellis, and Second Flight, an album of commissioned solos and duos released on Innova Recordings.

Hulting-Cohen graduated with a Master of Music degree in the final class of saxophonist Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan. Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, they co-chair the North American Saxophone Alliance’s Committee for Gender Equity and endorse Selmer, D’Addario, Silverstein, and Key Leaves products.

Photo by Isabella Dellolio Photography.