Jecorey "1200" Arthur is an award-winning music educator, composer, percussionist, hip hop artist, producer and community organizer from the West End of Louisville, KY. He earned the nickname “1200” after teaching himself how to use a KORG D-1200 digital recording studio at age 12, and a decade later earned his B.M.E. and M.A.T. in Music Education at the University of Louisville. As an educator he has taught music to thousands of students, all-ages in Jefferson County Public Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and beyond. As a performer he has played festival lineups with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Run the Jewels, and Gary Clark Jr., education concerts at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, as well as stages with the Louisville Orchestra, Stereo Hideout Brooklyn Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Arthur is currently the Music Education Manager for 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville at Louisville Public Media, Professor of Percussion Studies at Simmons College of Kentucky, a member of the IMAN Artist Roster, endorsed by Salyers Percussion, and serves as the Executive Director for Athiri, a nonprofit he founded to fund, produce, and support social justice art. Follow 1200 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @1200LLC







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