Jonovan T Cooper

Teaching Asst Prof/Jazz Dir

Jonovan T Cooper
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci

Visual and Performing Arts

Frazier Hall 116
DMASaxophone Performance / American Conservatory of Music
MBABusiness Administration / American Intercontinental University
OtherMusic Education / Norfolk State University
B.A.Music / North Carolina Central University
OtherJazz / North Carolina Central University


Saxophonist and composer Jonovan Cooper teaches Jazz Ensemble, Arranging & Jazz History at NC A&T. He has been featured on CNN, BBC and several other TV and radio programs featuring his original compositions. “His way of playing the saxophone is just breathtaking, literally. His fusion of Western Jazz with Ethiopian unique sound is refreshing to say the least. You can tell he knows his craft pretty well and he controls the audience with his undeniable passion for Jazz.”
(Daniel Sahlu, Ethiocreatives). Dr. Cooper studied with Frank Foster of the Count Basie Orchestra and has performed around the world and with many world-renown artists. He has degrees in Jazz(BM), Music Education(MM) & Performance(DMA). He specializes in Ethio-Jazz and has conducted masterclasses and clinics on the subject.

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