Jazz Dance

MP3 Music Samples

Trumpet Tune
Air on a G string
Eine Kleine
Con te Partiro
All I Ask of You
Moon River
The Rose

Jonathan Nichol


Jonathan Nichol

Jonathan Nichol is currently pursuing his Masters degree at Michigan State University where he studies classical saxophone with Professor Joseph Lulloff and jazz improvisation with Professor Deigo Rivera and Professor Rodney Whitaker. Jonathan has been awarded the prestigious University Distinguished Fellowship. Jonathan recently graduated from Central Michigan University with high honors earning a Bachelor of Music Education degree. While at Central Michigan University, Jonathan studied classical saxophone with Professor John Nichol and jazz improvisation with Professor Rob Smith. In 2004, Jonathan was selected as Central Michigan Universities Presser Scholar. Jonathan performs with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Big Band, Bijou Orchestra, Central Avenue and the Night & Day Jazz Quartet. Jonathan is a winner of the Central Michigan University Concerto Competition (2001) and recently won the Jack Saunders Jazz Award (2003) and the Robert Hays Jazz Award (2003). Jonathan was named an Outstanding Soloist at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival (February, 2001, 2003) and the Elmhurst Jazz Festival (2004). Jonathan performed as soloist and in an ensemble at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference (University of North Texas, March, 2002) and was one of five selected finalists in the Jazz Competition. Jonathan was a 2nd place winner in the Lansing Musicale Competition (2003). Jonathan performed with John Nichol the Birthday Music for Sigurd Rascher by Erland von Koch at the XII World Saxophone Congress in Montreal, Canada (July, 2000) and performed Strayhorn arranged by Professor Charles Ruggeiro at the XIII World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis, MN (2003).

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