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Mark Moultrup

Mark Moultrup is a keyboardist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator originally from Detroit and after living in Chicago, now resides in St Petersburg, FL.

His 6 CD releases have been heard on NPR and were reviewed by Jazz Times, All About Jazz, Chicago Jazz Magazine, and many others.

He produces his own CDs and has written arrangements for a variety of ensembles from trio to big band, and vocal.

He has been active in schools, teaching, arranging, conducting music clinics and performing.

Mark has been a full-time working musician for 40 years. Venues include work in jazz clubs, festivals, musical theater, concert stages, churches, studios, dance clubs, private and corporate functions, and has performed throughout the United States, as well as Europe, South and Central America, and the Caribbean.

He has performed at the Detroit International Jazz Festival 11 times, including 4 appearances with his own group.

Chicago performance venues include The Green Mill, Andy’s Jazz Club, Taste of Chicago, The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Jazz Showcase, The Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan's, Fitzgerald's, The Black Ensemble Theater, Eddie V's.

In Florida Mr Moultrup was featured soloist for La La Land in Concert with a 60 piece orchestra at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, and at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. He also performed with The Florida Orchestra Pops for their Women Rock Shows.

Mark Moultrup Music - the Quintet performs yearly for the Jazz Club of Sarasota Jazz at 2 Concert Series, and at the The Palladium - Side Door. Other venues include 15 South, Eddie V's Tampa, Avila Golf & Country Club, Longboat Key Club & Resort, Ruby’s Elixir, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and several guest appearances with the Tomkats Jazz Orchestra as pianist, vocalist, and featured arranger.

Mark studied jazz piano, theory and arranging at Oakland University where he had the privilege to study with Herbie Williams, a trumpet artist who had worked with Charlie Parker, and whose students had included Stevie Wonder and other Motown artists. He studied piano privately with Harold McKinney

Mark also studied jazz piano, theory and arranging at Wayne State University where he was again privileged by being able to study with Matt Michaels, a pianist and arranger who arranged Barbra Streisand's first album.

In December 2016, he received a masters' certificate - Master Orchestration for Film and TV, from Berklee College of Music online for which he received an academic scholarship.

Mark has shared the stage and or recorded with a diverse array of artists including: Smokey Robinson, Bobby Vinton, Mike Stern, Marcus Belgrave, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, & Dennis Edwards (Temptations induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert), Rodney Whitaker, Paul Keller, Larry Smith, Kid Rock, Heather Headly, Regina Carter, Jack Costanza, Kris Peterson, Leslie Gore, Johnny Trudell, Frank Isola, John Lamb, and many others. Source: Mark Moultrup


Album Review

Mark Moultrup: Dar Cho

Read "Dar Cho" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Chicago pianist Mark Moultrup embraces the Tibetan spiritual call for spreading good will and compassion to all known as Dar Cho, the Tibetan word for “prayerflag," and dedicates this new musical project to the same cause. An innovative composer and vocalist, Moultrup fashions a cleaver session of modern and mainstream jazz through a landscape of ten new originals--some sprinkled with a touch of bebop and elements of light classical music, and rounding out the repertoire with new interpretations of three ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Dar Cho

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