John Moultrie

John’s Contributions


06/13/12    iRockJazz Video

Miguel Zenón: Early Influences

iRockJazz video interview with saxophonist, composer and bandleader

06/06/12    iRockJazz Video

Terence Blanchard: Passing On the Knowledge

A video interview from iRockJazz with the noted trumpeter, composer and bandleader


05/30/12    iRockJazz Video

Miri Ben-Ari: From Classical to Jazz to Hip Hop

iRockJazz video interview with violinist from Israel


05/23/12    iRockJazz Video

Esperanza Spalding: Exposure to New Music

Video interview with bassist and singer

05/09/12    iRockJazz Video

Bobby Watson: The Student and the Teacher

iRockVideo interview with saxophonist about jazz education

05/04/12    iRockJazz Video

Bobby Watson: Breaking in with Blakey

In this video interview from iRockJazz, the saxophonist talks about how he got his first big break with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers


04/18/12    iRockJazz Video

Gregory Porter: A Love of Jazz

An iRockJazz video interview with acclaimed singer


04/11/12    iRockJazz Video

Gregory Porter: Singing It with Understanding

An iRockJazz interview with gifted young vocalist


03/27/12    iRockJazz Video

Rachelle Ferrell: Capturing the Moment

In this iRockJazz video interview, Rachelle Ferrell talks about her classical beginnings and the influences on her music today.


03/22/12    iRockJazz Video

Larry Coryell: Advice for Aspiring Artists

An iRockJazz video interview with the guitarist

03/14/12    iRockJazz Video

Larry Coryell: His Life in Music

Video interview from iRockJazz with veteran guitarist

03/07/12    iRockJazz Video

Donald Harrison: From his First Horn to his First Big Break

Video interview with NOLA-based saxophonist

02/23/12    iRockJazz Video

Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Violinist

Video interview with violinist about her roots in jazz and classicial music

02/15/12    iRockJazz Video

Roy Hargrove: Making Sacrifices

Video interview with trumpeter about his lifestyle as a musician

02/08/12    iRockJazz Video

Robert Glasper: Making Jazz Cool Again

Video interview with pianist and bandleader

01/25/12    iRockJazz Video

Roy Hargrove: The Music Is Always Flowing

Video interview with trumpeter who talks about how he thinks about music all the time

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About John Moultrie


John Moultrie is a veteran music entrepreneur who is one of the great visionaries and social music trailblazers in Chicago. Moultrie is on a mission to reinvigorate one of America’s oldest forms of music.

As President/CEO of iRock Jazz Music Group, on air personality of iRock Jazz Radio Show and founder of the iRock Jazz Brand. Moultrie has spawned a new creative culture of live music productions, also while playing and promoting music of many of today’s “New” jazz pioneers on radio.

Moultrie, a former Chef Restaurateur and Music Entrepreneur, has also received numerous awards including the Small Business Association’s “Young Entrepreneur of the Year 1993,” Inc. magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year 1993,” Dollar & Sense magazine’s “International Jazz Club of the Year 1994,” Chicago Tribune’s “Top African American Chef,” Chicago Magazine’s “Best Restaurants for Desserts 1999” and Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 Best Undiscovered Restaurants 1999

As the music industry evolves, iRock Jazz is devoted to creating new endeavors in marketing Jazz and to advance the "live social" music experience. iRock Jazz pays homage to jazz immortals living and dead who help shape a value system that inspires not only a new genre of artists who play and write, but also promotes their music to ensure that true creativity will be properly documented. iRock Jazz exclusive photography and video interviews includes some of the most culturally significant and forward thinking artists in the world. Visit

John Moultrie joined the JazzTimes community on Oct 24, 2011