John Moultrie

John’s Contributions

01/18/12    iRockJazz Video

Roy Hargrove: It Isn't a Job

Video interview with trumpeter about seeing the music as an art form rather than as a source of employment


01/13/12    iRockJazz Video

Robert Glasper: Jazz with Hip-Hop is Music of Now

Video interview with keyboardist who talks about infusing jazz with hip-hop influences

12/28/11    iRockJazz Video

Donald Harrison: Influence of Charlie Parker

Saxophonist talks about his introduction to the bebop master

12/21/11    iRockJazz Video

Roy Hargrove: Cocky Young Players

Video interview with trumpeter who talks about an early encounter with George Coleman

12/14/11    iRockJazz Video

Kenny Barron: Getting to Play With Dizzy

Video interview with pianist about how he was hired by legendary trumpeter

12/07/11    iRockJazz Video

Wallace Roney: I Stuck It Out

In a video from iRockJazz, trumpeter talks about staying true to the music


11/30/11    iRockJazz Video

Jeremy Pelt: Getting Jazz Out of the Museum

Video interview with trumpeter about the influence of other genres of music onto jazz


11/23/11    iRockJazz Video

Russell Malone: Playing for People

Video interview of guitarist who thinks jazz has lost touch with its real audience


11/16/11    iRockJazz Video

Stefon Harris: Cuban Culture, One People

Video of vibraphonist talking about different perspectives

11/09/11    iRockJazz Video

Wallace Roney: The Tradition is the New NEW

Video of trumpeter discussing tradition and innovation in jazz

11/02/11    iRockJazz Video

Etienne Charles: Explaining Jazz

Video of trumpeter talking about the importance of jazz as an art form and national treasure

10/25/11    iRockJazz Video

Roy Hargrove: Tradition vs. Innovation

Video interview with trumpeter about tradition vs. innovation in modern jazz

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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