mark moultrup Bio

 

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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 5 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 Carribean.

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, Sullivans, Fitzgeralds, The Black Ensemble Theater, Eddie V's.

Florida venues include Sarasota Jazz at 2 Concert Series, The Palladium - Side Door, 15 South, Eddie Vs Tampa, Ruby’s Elixir, and several guest appearances with the Tomkats Jazz Orchestra as pianist, vocalist, and featured arranger.

Writing, arranging, and recording happen in his home studio using current version of recording, sequencing, and notation software.

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.

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 Barbara Streisands 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: Smokie 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.

 

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