Mark Moultrup is a keyboardist, composer, arranger, vocalist, and educator originally from Detroit and after living in Chicago, now resides in St Petersburg, FL.
Many of his compositions are featured on his CDs, and have also been heard on PRI, college stations, promo spots, children’s CD’s and national television.
Mark has 6 CD releases which have had extensive airplay on NPR and were reviewed by Jazz Times, All About Jazz, Chicago Jazz Magazine, and many others.
He has always been a full-time working musician. 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.
Florida venues include:
Sarasota Jazz at 2 Concert Series with his own group and others,
The Palladium – Side Door with his quintet,
Featured soloist with the 60 piece orchestra for La La Land in Concert at the
Dr Phillips Center in Orlando, and in St Petersburg at the Mahaffey Theater,
15 South, Eddie Vs Tampa, Ruby’s Elixir, and several guest appearances with the Tomkats Jazz Orchestra as pianist, vocalist, and featured arranger.
He has performed at the Detroit International Jazz Festival 11 times, including 4 appearances with his own group.
In 2005, he was Music Director of “Menopause the Musical” in Chicago.
From 2009 – 2013 he was keyboardist for the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago.
Other 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, and Eddie V’s.
Mark studied jazz piano, theory and arranging at Oakland University where he had the privilege to study with Herbie Williams, Harold McKinney, and Doc Holiday.
Mark also studied jazz piano, theory and arranging at Wayne State University where he was again privileged to study with Matt Michaels.
In 2016, he received a masters’ certificate – Master Orchestration for Film and TV, from Berklee College of Music 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, (Temptations induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert), Paul Keller, Regina Carter, Larry Smith, Kid Rock, Heather Headly, Leslie Gore, Lou Christie, Johnny Trudell, and many others.
Christmas Time This Year 2018
Christmas classics and Marks’ original title composition are performed
by the trio plus James Suggs on trumpet.
Old favorites are re-arranged in different rhythmic and harmonic treatments by Mark and the band.
Mark Neuenschwander bass, Jean Bolduc drums, James Suggs trumpet
Relaxin’ on the Edge -2011
This latest release is a collection of 8 of Marks’ compositions which highlight his talents as composer, arranger, and improviser.
Strong performances are here throughout this live in the studio recording of trio, quintet, and solo settings.
Walter White trumpet, Chris Collins tenor sax flute, Bob Harsen drums,
Nick Callandro bass
“Relaxin’ on the Edge” recieved significant national airplay and was chart bound on the Jazz Week playlist.
Relaxin’ on the Edge. “is a unified work infused with creative substance by Moultrup’s compositional and improvisational skills”. Chicago Jazz Magazine
Dar Cho – 2009
The release has 9 of Marks’ compositions and 3 standards.
The music covers a variety of styles all under the jazz umbrella.
Rodney Whitaker – bass, George Fludas – drums, John Wojciechowski – sax/ flute with assistance from Kurt Sweitz – arco bass, Michael Levin – flute, Ernie Adams – percussion.
Dar Cho was heard on PRI and college stations across the U. S.
Mark Moultrup knows no boundaries when it comes to making music. Jazz Times
… an innovative composer and vocalist. All About Jazz
Touch ‘n’ Go – 2004
A trio release featuring arrangements of songs from the American Songbook.
“Touch ‘n’ Go” was one of WDET Detroit jazz DJ Ed Love’s “Highly Recommended Jazz CDs” of 2004.
Nick Calandro – bass. Bob Harsen – drums
Christmas Jazz Live for You – 2004
All your Holiday favorites, and Marks’ own “Christmastime This Year”, which is sure to bring a tear for memories of those Special Christmasses of the past.
Available though the website only.
Nick Calandro – bass, Bob Harsen – drums, Chris Collins – sax
Man of the 00’s – 2000
(wsg Mike Stern, guitar)
Mark Moultrup and “Man of the 00’s” received several nominations for the Detroit Music Awards, 2001, including: Outstanding Instrumentalist, Jazz Recording, Jazz Vocalist, & Jazz Composer.
Paul Keller – bass, Dave Taylor – drums, Mike Stern guitar
also: Walter White – trumpet. Mark Kieme – sax
Just Suppose – 1995
Mark’s first release – a blend of originals and his own arrangements of standards.
Solo piano & vocal and several duets with Dianna Krall bassist Paul Keller
Mark’s group will feature veterans Walter White on trpt, Dave Taylor on drums, Dan Kolton and Rob Foster on sax.